Part Number: MS20426
Function: Military Rivet
Manufacturer: Military Specification
MS20426 is Military Rivet. A rivet is a mechanical fastener used to join two or more materials together permanently. It consists of a cylindrical shaft with a head on one end and a tail on the other. The riveting process involves inserting the rivet into pre-drilled holes in the materials to be joined and deforming or “setting” the tail end to secure the connection.
Here are some key points about rivets:
1. Types: Rivets come in various types, including solid rivets, blind rivets, tubular rivets, and more. Each type has specific characteristics and is suited for different applications.
2. Installation: Rivets are installed using specialized tools such as rivet guns or pneumatic riveters. The rivet is inserted through the aligned holes in the materials, and the tail end is deformed by applying pressure or using a hammer or rivet gun, creating a secure and permanent connection.
3. Advantages: Rivets offer several advantages as fasteners. They provide strong and reliable connections, resist vibration and loosening, and do not require additional access from both sides of the joined materials like bolts and nuts do. Additionally, rivets do not require threading or welding processes, making them suitable for a wide range of applications.
They are commonly employed in applications where a secure and permanent fastening method is required, such as in structural assemblies, sheet metal fabrication, and the assembly of various components.
It’s worth noting that the removal of rivets can be difficult, as they are designed to provide a permanent connection. Specialized tools such as drills or pneumatic rivet removal tools may be required to disassemble riveted joints.