Solid Rivets & Semi-Tubular Rivets
A solid rivet has a manufactured head on one end and a solid shank on the other end. The shank of the rivet can be produced with a straight cut-off or a chamfered cut-off end. A die point can be manufactured into the shank end to aid alignment during assembly. Common head styles are oval, truss, round, button, universal, pan, countersunk and flat.
Solid rivets are the strongest rivets used in fastened joints. Secondary heat treatment (anneal) to the rivet can make the rivet more ductile prior to clinching in certain applications.
Rivets can be hardened for some applications to improve strength and durability. Rivet plating and coating options are selected dependent on the application.