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The short answer is: Yes, as the rivet head is formed, the shank of the rivet is also deformed to fill the hole. Just like structural bolts, rivets are installed in holes that are 1/16 inch larger in diameter than the rivet. This clearance allows for manufacturing imperfections and clearance for easily placing the rivet in the hole. A US military ...


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For large production runs, the base metal may be punched, stamped, laser cut, water jet, etc but for a DIY project, drilling is going to be your best bet. 'Match-drilling' is best, where you drill both layers at the same time ensuring that the two holes line up. Depending on the material and thickness, you could clamp, tack weld, or tape the two layers ...


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ASTM A502 covers rivets for structural situations. The linked version of the standard is from 1976, but it is probably safe to assume that riveting technology hasn't changed much since then. The latest ASTM A502 standard is from 2009 though. The rivets are made from what is typical structural steel to begin with. This means that weathering, "Grade 3" rivets ...


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PopRivets (tm) are a simple example of non-structural rivets. When assembled the steel core breaks off leaving a hollow rivet. These cannot be considered to be structural since the forces needed to destroy the joint are acting on a very small cross sectional area and failure is possible in shear, tension and torsional modes. They are appropriate for ...


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In your situation (as long as you don't actually intend to use the thing!) 6061-T6 will be just fine. The main reason to pick it is that many more product forms are available in it than most other alloys, and it is relatively inexpensive. It is one of the strongest among the weldable aluminum alloys and very easy to machine (as most aluminum is.) The one ...


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According to AISC J1.9 rivets can be considered as sharing the load with high strength bolts, specifically in joints designed as slip-critical as per J3. The apply this section to both new work and alterations. The commentary on this section points out that this is because the ductility of the rivets. This means that you do not need to be concerned with ...


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I found this video on how to use a single sketch to make multiple bodies from a single sketch. It appears to do what I want. The video transcript reads: Now that you've seen how 2D sketches drive 3D features, I'll switch over to another design to show you how a single sketch can be used to create multiple 3D features using different profiles. The ...


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Pop Rivets are a fastener composed of two portions: the mandrel and the hat. To install a pop rivet a hole is drilled into the materials, and then the hat is placed into the hole. A rivet installation too is then slid onto the exposed mandrel end. As it begins pulling the mandrel, it deforms the back of the hat creating a strong and quick hold. Once a ...


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Generically called barrel bolts or structural panel fasteners. https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Architectural-Bolt-20X885


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Steel is better than stainless steel, with the same kind of aluminum being even better; as far as corrosion is concerned. The difference between steel and stainless for strength won't matter as much for rivets as the potential for corrosion. See Wikipedia's anodic index: "The compatibility of two different metals may be predicted by consideration of ...


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As an aside, if you want to bend and play with it. Here's a tip. Get a pot of soap, a gas blow torch and sit by a bath. Smear the part with soap. Heat with the blow torch until the soap turns black, then drop it in the cold bath. Depending on your air temperature you've now got a few hours to bend it to your desired shape. once down leave it in the airing ...


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Structural steel are not usually intended to be heat-treated. Heat treatment involves heating the steel beyond a critical temperature (typically around 850 °C) and then cooling it rapidly to change its crystal structure. This results in a 'stressed' structure which tends to increase tensile strength and hardness at the expense of toughness and ductility. ...


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