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The joining of machine or structural parts, usually plates, by rivets. These are headed bolts, usually steel, which are passed through the plates, a second head then being formed on the plain end by pressure, hammering, or an explosive charge. Large rivets are heated for satisfactory closing. Although riveting can be automated, it has been substantially displaced by arc welding.


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