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What is a BOM rivet?
A BOM rivet typically refers to a blind oversized mechanically locked rivet. This type of rivet is used in various industries, particularly in aviation, where the need for strong and reliable fasteners is critical. The ‘blind’ aspect of the name indicates that these rivets can be installed from one side of the workpiece, which is particularly useful when access to both sides of the joint is limited.
How strong are BOM rivets?
The strength of BOM rivets can vary depending on factors such as the specific type and size of the rivet, the material being fastened, and the installation method. However, BOM rivets are designed to provide robust and reliable connections, often offering impressive strength. In many cases, they can withstand substantial loads, making them suitable for demanding applications.
How to install a BOM fastener?
First, ensure that your materials are properly aligned and drilled with the correct hole size and depth. Next, insert the BOM fastener into the pre-drilled hole from one side of the material. On the other side, slide the collar or lock over the fastener's tail. Using a suitable rivet tool, apply pressure to the tail of the fastener. This action expands and mechanically locks the fastener, creating a secure and permanent connection.