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Allrivets available in many different materials to suit a wide variety of applications. Generally the rivet selected should have the same mechanical properties as the components to be joined. Select from the rivet materials listed.


Aluminum is a light, soft, corrosion resistant metal. Like stainless steel, aluminum's corrosion resistance is inherent to the material. Therefore, scratches and nicks will not effect the corrosion resistance.

Rivets are often made from aluminum alloys in the 5000-series, which uses magnesium as the primary alloying element.

Aluminum  99.5% Aluminium

Malleable aluminium suitable for extremely soft and brittle materials.

Aluminum alloy 5050  AlMg 1.5%

Lower cost for general use

Aluminum alloy 5052  AlMg 2.5%

Softer setting aluminium suitable for more vulnerable materials.

Aluminum alloy 5154  AlMg 3.5%

General purpose use.

Aluminum alloy 5056  AlMg 5%

Harder aluminium suitable for applications requireing higher shear and tensile strengths.

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Stainless steel

Stainless steel is an alloy of low carbon steel and chromium for enhanced corrosion characteristics. Stainless steel is highly corrosion resistant for the price. Because the anti-corrosive properties are inherent to the metal, it will not lose this resistance if scratched during installation or use.

It is a common misconception that stainless steel is stronger than regular steel. In fact, due to their low carbon content, many stainless steel alloys cannot be hardened through heat treatment. Therefore, when compared to regular steel, the stainless alloys used in bolts are slightly stronger than an un-hardened (grade 2) steel but significantly weaker than hardened steel fasteners. Unless great care is taken, stainless fasteners are susceptible to seizing up during installation, a phenomenon known as galling.

Most stainless steel fasteners are much less magnetic than regular steel fasteners though some grades will be slightly magnetic.

A2    304

Stainless steel 304 designation for hardware. For information on 18-8 stainless steel material properties see our Material Grade Identification and Properties Chart.

A4     316

A highly corrosion resistant grade of stainless steel. Ideal in salt water and chlorine environments. More expensive than stainless steel 304.


A stainless alloy that is harder than 18-8 stainless steel, but not as resistant to corrosion.

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General purpose use.

Steel is the most common fastener material. Steel fasteners are available plain as well as with various surface treatments such as zinc plating


Provides good electrical and thermal conductivity.

Copper often referred to simply as bronze, is an alloy made mostly of brass and tin with a small amount of silicon. Bronze is used primarily in marine environments. It is preferred over stainless in wooden boat construction and re-fastening due to its superior corrosion resistance, and over brass due to its higher strength. Bronze is similar to copper in color and is also sometimes seen in fine woodworking where it is used for its appearance. The main drawback of bronze is its high cost.

Nickel Copper Alloy

Suitable for extremely hostile and high temperature environments.

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