Orbitform: industry leader in delivering orbital forming solutions.
Orbital riveting, also called orbital forming, is a method of joining multiple parts together by cold forming the end of a rivet, or form. The resulting joint will not allow rotation of the mated parts, however, depending on the product design the joint may be created to become "flexible" such as in scissors. Typical solid rivet sizes range from 0.02” to 3” diameter. This process can be used to flare, swage, and crown material from 0.02” to 6” diameter. Visit the Industry Solutions page to review an array orbital forming applications.
Advantages of Orbitform’s orbital forming machines:
• Low force to material upset ratio
• Quiet and safe process with precise control and consistency
• Gentle to parts, minimal or no effect on non-contact area of workpiece
• Especially well suited for controlling pivoting joint resistance
• Less force, less floor space, less energy, less capital, less costs
• Wide range of forming heads available
• Materials: aluminum, steel, brass, bronze, copper, lead, stainless, plastics, etc.
• Preferred solution where shank swelling, buckling, or part damage is a concern.
Learn more about the process: What is Orbital Forming?
Learn about design considerations, rivet dimensions, and forming forces: Orbital Forming of Rivets
Another useful link is ANSI/ASME Small Rivet Specs.
Visit Orbital and Spiral for a strengths and limitations summary of each Orbitform process.
Orbitform Group's line of modular powerheads are the industry leader in orbital forming. Designed to form a wide variety of size and shape materials, these versatile machines can be used to deliver the solution you need. Orbitform Group supports our customers with factory trained sales engineers and applications specialists. We have the expertise to deliver the solution for any forming requirements.
Orbitform Group's line of orbital bench machines are modular and designed for tabletop use across many industries and applications. The flexible design allows components to be added to support many applications.
Orbitform Group's line of orbital pedestal machines are stand-alone designed for large forming applications. These pedestal machines have a built-in height adjustment saddle for work positioning and unrestricted access.
From basic fixturing to complex forming, fastening and assembly automation, Orbitform's innovative workflow designs can increase productivity, throughput, and quality.
Orbitform process monitoring and process control apply to all of Orbital Forming, Riveting, Roller Form, and Spiral Form lean cells and automated systems. The solutions convert process data into process intelligence that can be interpreted and acted upon automatically or by operators, weld engineers, or managers.