What does riveting mean?
Riveting is used in all types of construction with metal being the most common riveted material, however, wood, clay and fabric aren’t far behind on the list. But how did this tool get this name?
Well, we use this word because riveting two objects (usually metal) together is a simple and efficient way to create an almost permanent attachment. And it’s used outside the construction world, for example ‘when you’re riveted to something and unable to tear yourself away’, similar to the feeling when our new tools launch.
Over time, the result of this rivet method has become one of the strongest, most permanent ways of attachments. That’s why the Eiffel Tower in France with a height of 1,063 and built using 18,000 pieces of steel has all the pieces joined together using 2.5 million thermally assembled rivets. The notable uses of rivets throughout history don’t stop there, with the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the RMS Titanic all using them. In fact, 3,000,000 rivets were used in the construction of Titanic - 2 million of which were done by hand and 1 million were completed using a hydraulic hammer.