How blind fasteners work 23 October 2018

Huck’s pre-assembled, one-piece blind fasteners are ideal when access from only one side of the joint material is available.

The blind fastener is placed in a pre-drilled hole and is installed by using an installation tool to pull the mandrel or pin head into the rivet body, expanding the rivet body and causing it to flare on the blind side of the joint material creating a permanent and vibration resistant fastening. Installation is typically complete in one second.

This video by Andy Smith, engineering manager at Arconic Fastening Systems, looks at the different ranges of blind fasteners and how they suit different applications.

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