Standard Blind Rivets

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Standard blind rivets feature a body and mandrel and are used for applications where only one side of the material is accessible. Dome head blind rivets are used to permanently fasten to pieces of material by inserting the body of the rivet into a pre-drilled hole, then using a rivet tool to pull the mandrel and expand the rivet body. The mandrel then pops off, leaving behind a deformed rivet.
 
Dome head blind rivets are typically offered in aluminum, steel and stainless steel combinations and provide a strong, vibration-resistant hold for applications ranging from electronics to construction. Standard blind rivets install quickly and easily and are a cost-effective solution for a wide variety of applications.
 
RC Fasteners provides standard blind rivets in different material options including stainless 304, steel, aluminum and steel zinc Cr+3 and in various lengths and diameters. Use the product links below to place an order for blind rivets standard or contact us to learn more about our rivets, backup rivet washers and more.
 

What to Consider Before Selecting a Standard Blind Rivet for Your Application

Material choice is extremely important to consider when selecting your dome head blind rivets. Steel and stainless steel provide greater tensile strength, and aluminum and stainless steel provide resistant to corrosion. Materials should be chosen based on the material type of your assembly pieces, especially in applications where there is exposure to high temperatures or corrosive elements. Properly matching your dome head blind rivet material to your application material will also help reduce the risk of galvanic corrosion and material fatigue.
 
To choose a grip range, measure the total thickness of the materials being fastened, also known as the rivet grip. You will need to choose a rivet with a grip range that falls within the measurements to ensure a proper and secure hold. Your rivet will also need to be of sufficient length to allow for proper formation on the secondary head on the blind side of the assembly.  
 
Standard blind rivets from RC fasteners are offered in the following material options and sizes:
 

AI5056 Aluminum/Steel Dome Head Blind Rivet

Features an aluminum rivet and self-contained steel mandrel. The steel mandrel in this standard blind rivet provides high tensile strength and shear values and the aluminum rivet provides corrosion resistance.
  • Sizes: 3-2 to 8-16
  • Grip Ranges: 0.031-0.125 to 1.251-1.375
  • Diameters: 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 1/4
  • Lengths: 0.188 to 1.55
 
View the Aluminum/Steel Dome Head Blind Rivet Spec Sheet for additional information.
 

Aluminum/Aluminum Dome Head Blind Rivet

Tis standard blind rivet features an aluminum head and mandrel. Aluminum has lower tensile strength than steel but is a lightweight option that provides corrosion resistance.
  • Sizes: 3-2 to 8-16
  • Grip Ranges: 0.031-0.062 to 1.126-1.250
  • Diameters: 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 1/4
  • Lengths: 0.188 to 1.55
 
View the Aluminum/Aluminum Dome Head Blind Rivet Spec Sheet for additional information.
 

Stainless 304 / Stainless 304 Dome Head Blind Rivet

Standard blind rivets with a stainless steel body and mandrel provide the strongest tensile strength, shear strength and mandrel bread-load standards. Stainless steel does not tarnish and also resists corrosion and numerous chemicals and solvents.
  • Sizes: 4-1 to 8-12
  • Grip Ranges: 0.031-0.125 to 0.626-0.750
  • Diameters: 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 1/4
  • Lengths: 0.188 to 0.975
 
View the Stainless/Stainless Dome Head Blind Rivet Spec Sheet for additional information.
 

Steel / Steel Zinc Cr+3 Dome Head Blind Rivet

Steel standard blind rivets have greater tensile strength and shear values that other materials. This specific style of steel dome headed blind rivets is coated with zinc Cr+3 to provide resistance to corrosion.
  • Sizes: 3-2 to 8-16
  • Grip Ranges: 0.031-0.062 to 1.001-1.125
  • Diameters: 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 1/4
  • Lengths: 0.188 to 1.3
 
View our Steel/Steel Dome Head Blind Rivet Spec Sheet for additional information.
 

Contact Us to Learn More About Standard Blind Rivets

Contact RC Fasteners to learn more about fastener solutions or place your order using the product links above. We provide various fastener solutions including standard blind rivets, large flange blind rivets, multi-grip blind rivets and more.