|Head Type:||Round Head|
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A Pan Head (or Round Head) is a domed raised head which has a flat, level underside to it. Round Head fixings were actually designed for fixing against metal surfaces, but they are commonly used to fix to a variety of rigid surfaces. The most commonly used fixing in applications where a flush finish is not a necessity.
Our Solid Rivets are plain shafted with various head styles and material options. Our range of Solid Rivets includes from Countersunk, Flat- and Round- Head types, with a steel, stainless steel, copper or aluminium finish.
Solid Rivets are “old school” fixings that join two materials together by using a technique dating back hundreds of years: archaeologists have even discovered antiquities with Solid Rivets that were still working effectively - and have found them on dig sites dating back as far as the Bronze Age!
Solid Rivets are most often installed by hammering the headless end of the rivet with a hammer, deforming the end. As the head deforms and mushrooms out the body of the rivet effectively shortens, clamping the materials that are being joined in place; this process makes them a cold rivet, and much easier (and cheaper) to use than hot riveting.
It is possible to hammer the “head” or finished end of a Solid Rivet, but this takes a lot of practice as the material needs to be held off of the anvil slightly whilst hammering.