Difference between revisions of "Peen"

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Sometimes it is desirable to achieve a mere loose connection of two objects. In this case, care must be taken not to strike too hard too much. Other times, a solid, immovable connection is desired, upon which the exposed [[rivet]] [[shank]] may be flattened completely.
 
Sometimes it is desirable to achieve a mere loose connection of two objects. In this case, care must be taken not to strike too hard too much. Other times, a solid, immovable connection is desired, upon which the exposed [[rivet]] [[shank]] may be flattened completely.
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==Links==
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[http://www.forth-armoury.com/research/peen_rivets/how_to_peen_a_rivet.htm How to Peen a Rivet (Forth Armoury)]

Latest revision as of 00:36, 27 June 2007

Peening is the process of expanding the shank of a rivet such that it can no longer slide out of whatever material it is inserted into.

Process

The process involves striking the exposed end of the shank with a hammer. Ideally a mushroom-like shape is formed, rounded in three dimensions.

Sometimes it is desirable to achieve a mere loose connection of two objects. In this case, care must be taken not to strike too hard too much. Other times, a solid, immovable connection is desired, upon which the exposed rivet shank may be flattened completely.

Links

How to Peen a Rivet (Forth Armoury)