The second generation-which emerged in the 1920s, became more widely used after 1945, and is still here today-has involved engineered fasteners (self-clinching nuts, cage nuts, blind rivet
nuts, weld nuts, threaded insert) preparing the metal sheet support by setting a threaded component, but still using nutsand bolts separately.
So many were needed because there was no assembly machine for the specialist blind rivet
and each one had to be put together by hand.
Founded in 1975, the company supplies a variety of special fasteners, including blind rivet
nuts, bolt rivet nuts, self tapping threaded inserts, security fasteners, clinching parts, binding post screws, blind rivets
, speed pin rivets, blind jack nuts, and welding studs, in addition to conventional screws, nuts and bolts.
The ease and speed of blind rivet
installation mean that workers do not need special training.
Just lock the strap in place with a blind rivet
, NSN 5320-01-023-2529, using the blind riveter from the organizational maintenance tool kit.