Impact riveting is an assembly process that uses force to permanently fasten two surfaces together. There are a variety of rivet and material possibilities, including solid or semi-tubular rivets. The advantage of impact riveting is the cycle time is fast and the assembly operation is simple.
With impact riveting, the rivet or fastener is automatically fed and inserted through holes in selected parts (shank leading) into lower tooling. Then the rivet or fastener is formed to a desired head form on the tenon end, joining and securing components together.
Impact Staking: Material is cut and peeled away from the substrate to form over the part it is retaining.
A rivet is punctured through a material stack-up into lower form tooling, to fasten and secure the materials together.