tack rivet

tack rivet

A rivet, usually temporary, to hold work during riveting; not intended as a load-carrying rivet.
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A riveter machine works through five axes to finish assembling complex airframes that are staked together with tack rivets.
Once detail parts are positioned, the assembly is hand drilled and tack riveted. Then it's removed from the assembly tool, and riveting is completed on a semiautomatic riveting machine.