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What's the difference between structural pop rivets, and non structural?

It may be a simple or obvious question, but I'm confused what's changed between those. That would be an example of a non structural rivet, does the bottom half of the mandrel steam inside the hollow ...
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How to install multiple pop rivets

I'm looking to rivet two sheets of aluminium together with the pop type. I've researched that 3.2mm rivets should go into 3.3mm holes. (Who has a 3.3mm drill bit?) That's not a lot of clearance, ...
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Aluminum vs Steel rivets/fasteners in a high vibration environment

What are the relative pros and cons between aluminum and steel fasteners when riveting together sheet aluminum (50XX or 60XX) when high amounts of vibration are anticipated? Assuming that the usual ...
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Rivet pattern management in Fusion 360

As a follow up to this question, I have a question about rivet hole management in Autodesk Fusion 360. I've got two pieces, a flat sheet of aluminum and an inverted hat channel that I want to rivet ...
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Aluminum for an Ejection Seat Replica

I love ejection seats and the flying contraptions they usually reside in. In fact, I like them so much that I want to make my own, despite my profound lack of training and inexperience with ...
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How is steel tempering addressed when installing pre-heat rivets?

AFAIK when you heat up a piece of steel to high temperature and let it cool down slowly (as opposed to shock cooling by say submerging it into water) steel gets softer - that's called tempering. Steel ...
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Do solid rivets fully fill the holes when installed properly?

Suppose I have two parts with holes aligned and I have to install a solid rivet into the "combined" hole. Clearly the rivet diameter must be slightly smaller than the hole diameter, otherwise it ...
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Are stress concentrations a concern when replacing rivets with high strength bolts?

A common method of repairing old riveted structures is to replace any damaged rivets with new high strength bolts. When this is done, the new bolts are typically installed like they would be on a ...