Improved Product Design: As the rivets are installed from one side only, the need for access to both sides of work is eliminated. No more required space for tooling clearance, holding tools, and other “back side” fixture.
Improved Design Strength: The use of only a single, drilled or punched hole, filled effectively by an expandable, high shear strength rivet, offers a great increase in part design strength over screw/bold with u-nut designs. The u-nut designs require cutouts for the nut installation and much larger screw holes for alignment and clearance. Where u-nuts are used near edges, the location of the large clearance hole is often not convenient to best design and may even cause a stress riser is some cases. Quicker Assembly: Blind riveting is faster than any other joining method. Automatic feeding can deliver and set as many as 50 rivets per minute. Automatic, multiple set systems are used in some areas to set as many as 20 rivets at a time. The Ability to set blind rivets without the need for access at the back of the work makes their use mandatory in many instances.
Low in Place Costs - Real or "in place" costs are often lower than those of other fasteners because of their speed and ease of application.
Fast Assembly - Because blind rivets can be set in seconds Literally.
Low-Cost, Lightweight, Easily Portable Tools - Manual or power tools are easy to take to the work place, reduce operator fatigue, and minimize capital expenditure.
Strong, Reliable Fastenings, Independent of Operator Skills - Blind rivets don't torque out like threaded fasteners, wasting time and material. Correct setting pressure is predetermined by the breaking point designed into the mandrel. So you get uniformly strong, reliable fastenings the first time - all the time.
Vibration-proof assembly - Blind rivets won't back out or vibrate loose and fall out like threaded fasteners. You eliminate costly call-backs due to faulty fastenings.
No Surface Marring - Setting tool won't slip and mar polished or finely finished surfaces. No dents, dimpling, or wrench marks.
Exception Versatility - Blind rivets hold Securely in thin or thick, soft or hard materials, ideal for dissimilar materials, first choice for plastics and other easily damaged components.
High Grip and Pull-Up Strengths - A blind rivet draws parts together, even when a gap exists between parts.
Tamperproof - Ideal for public transportation and other public facilities where tampering and vandalism are problems. Excellent for fastening limited-access panels; authorized personnel with correct equipment easily drill out blind rivets and replace in seconds. Increased Design Flexibility - Setting without need for access at back, minimum backup space requirements, versatility, and neat appearance are just a few of the blind rivet attributes that contribute to design flexibility and improve the quality of the finished product.