Riveting System pierces and fastens in one operation.

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Fastriv® System joins materials without creating heat-affected zone, preventing shrinking and minimizing distortion. It eliminates insertion holes, misalignment, and environmental hazards of spot welding, such as fumes and sparks. Fastriv joins materials such as sheet metals, plastics, aluminum, rubber, nylon webbing, and other components. Rivets are manufactured in steel in 3.2, 3.9, and 4.8 mm sizes. Head styles include countersunk, oval, and tinman.

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Fastriv® Pierce Riveting System Pierces and Fastens in One Easy Operation

TROY, MI - (June 24, 2002) - The Fastriv® pierce rivet fastening system, from Textron Fastening Systems, is engineered to pierce and fasten in one operation, simplifying assembly and reducing costs, while providing a strong, reliable joint. They are an excellent fastening solution where welding is impossible or undesirable, such as joining dissimilar materials or pre-coated sheets.

During installation, the Fastriv rivet is fed into a riveting module while the installation tool clamps the sheets to be joined. The rivet then pierces the top sheet and radially expands into the bottom sheet without penetrating it in order to create an interlock between the rivet and the application materials. Since the Fastriv system pierces and installs in one operation, it eliminates insertion holes and misalignment.

This engineered system allows manufacturers to join such materials as sheet metals, plastics, aluminum, rubber, nylon webbing and other components. In addition, it can joint more
than two components in many applications.

Ideally designed to replace spot welds, the Fastriv system joins materials without creating a heat-affected zone, thereby preventing shrinking and minimizing distortion and other material changes. It also eliminates the environmental hazards of spot welding operations, such as fumes and sparks.

Fastriv rivets are manufactured in steel in sizes 3.2mm, 3.9mm and 4.8mm. Available head styles include countersunk, oval and tinman. Also, the Fastriv system combines the specially-designed pierce rivets with a wide range of installation tooling, including hand-operated tools up to fully-automated systems.

More information on the Fastriv pierce rivet system is available at automationforfasteners.com, or by calling 1-800-544-6117.

Textron Fastening Systems is the leading provider of engineered fasteners, state-of-the-art engineered assemblies, and inventory management services. With more than 12,000 employees around the world, Textron Fastening Systems supplies products, systems and
services to customers in more than 70 countries. Additional information is available at www.textronfasteningsystems.com

Textron Inc. is a $12 billion multi-industry company with more than 51,000 employees in 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services in industries such as aircraft, industrial products and components, fastening systems and finance. Textron is known around the world for such powerful brands as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at www.textron.com.

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