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Blind Rivet-The Mock-up-Orlock Rivets

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

This video illustrates the importance of assembling a “cut-away” mock-up to
evaluate a new Orlock blind rivet solution. The Mock-up is essential to use because it is a 3 dimensional representation of what “could be” in terms of a new and improved design. A new rivet, in this case, that saves time, money and improves product value or makes it safer.


Blind Rivets-Orlock And The Retained Pin-Why it’s improtant

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

This video illustrates the contrast between structural and non-structural rivets. In particular, the video showcases the unique properties of the Orlock rivet from Blue Pneumatic Fastening Systems. Hear you can gain most of the basic knowledge needed to assemble products using blind rivets and in particular Orlock style rivets.


“Orlock Rivet” Before and After Pics

Thursday, August 27th, 2009
Why Blue Pneumatic will make a difference: The story continues . . .
Recently, we set out to solve a rivet problem, that until 6 months ago, could not be solved. We were faced with
a reputable, internationally know, Bus manufacturer  who had major leaking in the “drip rail” of  the bus. Let me show you how we approached and solved the rivet problem. By the way, the problem started because the customer was using inferior, multi-grip ( Avex sylyle rivets) in this application.  A good rivet but incorrectly applied.

Transit Bus on assembly line.

Rain gutter riveted to frame of the Bus.


Mock up of “rain gutter” aka “drip rail” removed from Bus.


Leaky inconsistant multi-grip rivets.
(Caused $14,000 in warranty
Consistent “Orlock” rivets with backside
flange and positive pin retention sealed
out the water.
Positively retained pin can be visually inspected from outside the workpiece!

In short, this excerpt in an engineering summary. I invite you to share your stories relating engineering challenges that you may be facing, or are facing now!


Rivets with huge flange, Blind rivet style

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Blue Pneumatic Fastening systems provides unique blind rivets.Orlock. These are not your fathers rivets. What if I told that you can get a rivet with these three things:
1.Blind Rivet
2.Stuctural with double locking feature.
3. Huge flange on the blind side.
Orlock can be used in blind applications that require great shear and tensile strength. The wide blind side flange allows you to join materials otherwise only attachable with a two piece rivet. solution.

Oh… and did I mention that there is wide variety colored caps you can put over the heads of these.

Go here to download catalog and learn more>>>