Pop Rivets for Proofgrade?


#1

Just learned about the magic of pop rivets today. Has anyone used them on proofgrade plywood/acrylic yet? Do they work or would they damage the material?


#2

I haven’t but note that they make plastic and aluminum versions, as well as many coated steel colors (brass, bronze, brushed, etc…)


#3

I have used a plastic version to hold in servos on some robotic projects i done in the past. Metal ones might damage the material.


#4

I agree with slacker when I have used pop rivets on metal, it is a significant pressure applied to the mating materials.


#5

I think with acrylic the chance for cracks would be way too great.


#6

Not with plastic rivets, they use nowhere near as much force to hold (or break when installing)…


#7

here is one resource for the plastic rivets.

https://www.tetrixrobotics.com/Fasteners-and-Hardware/TETRIX-Plastic-Quick-Rivets


#8

You can get them in kits from Harbor Freight, and also Northern Tool iirc…


#9

Oh nice! Was gonna do Amazon but HF may be cheaper…