Rivets are an alternative and in several cases the more ideal way of fastening two things together. Use of rivets as a fastener is also proven to be cost effective, compared to other methods. There are different types of rivets.

Blind rivets are suitable for light-weight materials and are installed by inserting the rivet assembly into a hole drilled through the parts to be joined, and a specially designed tool is used to draw the mandrel into the rivet.