Posts Tagged ‘Pop rivet’

Just Keep Making Cool Stuff With Rivets. Truck FUEL Tank Straps.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

We look all over the web to find cool fuel tank straps. Well we really could not find anything. Lets make this short and sweet. We know a Stainless Steel truck accessories designer/manufacturer that…


Really gets how to make beautifully designed stainless steel truck accessories! How about this SS FUEL TANK STRAP!!!



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 Rivet- Orlock Rivet Applications

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

This video shows a variety of Orlock and Blue Pneumatic Fastening Systems rivet applications.

Blind Rivets-Orlock Rivet Basics- How They Work

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The video shows the basic operation of the Orlock Blind Rivet from Blue Pneumatic Fastening Systems. The video illustrates the unique front and
backside load bearing-distributing surfaces. These rivets also feature extra long grip ranges that allow them to replace many “threaded” fasteners like nuts and bolt. The extra long lengths aka “grip ranges” make them unique to North America and revolutionary at this time.

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.

Blind Rivets-Designing-In Orlocks Rivets-What To Look For

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

This video is a teaching aid to help would-be product designers and Blue Pneumatic Fastening Systems distributors to gain a keen eye for applications that can be improved by using special rivets. This video focuses on Orlock rivets.

Blind Rivets, Orlock Rivet the Total Installed Cost

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

This video illustrates how to manage the cost of assembly. In this case, the use of Orlock rivets
help reduce the “total installed cost” of the assembly. This process usually improves the look and function of the product being assembled too.

Pop Rivet Style and Orlock Stuctural Rivet

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I love the invention of Pop Rivets aka blind rivets. They can provide superior fastening solutions. This orlock rivet has taken some great features from the Pop brand of “blind rivet” and done something new and innovative. This  rivet, which is called and Orlock blind rivet, has a back side flange. Notice how it forms a washer-like flange on the back, providing a large “footprint” on the blind side of the workpiece. Revolutionary idea because distributes the clamping load of the rivet over a wider surface area, like a nut and bolt can. All this, even if you can’t see or reach the blind side to put the nut on. Cool.

“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.

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