Blind rivets, a.k.a. break stem rivets, are tubular fasteners with a mandrel through the center. Blind rivets are inserted
into drilled holes in the parts to be joined, and a special tool is used to draw the mandrel through the body of the rivet.
What are the three types of rivets?
There are four basic types of rivets; tubular, blind, solid and split.
How do blind rivets work?
Comprised of a rivet and an integrated mandrel, blind rivets are installed in a tight hole that passes through whatever material you're riveting. A riveter is then used to pull the mandrel back while holding the rivet in place.
Where are blind rivets used?
Blind rivets, also commonly referred to as POP Rivets, are mainly used in applications where there is no access to the rear (blind side) of the joint. Rivets have a two-piece construction; one is called the rivet body, shell, or hat and another is called the stem or mandrel.