ABA44 small & large aluminum rivets made in USA
Galvanic corrosion should always be a concern when designing or riveting applications together. Galvanic corrosion problems should be solved by designing to avoid these problems in the first place. One of the basic solutions is to avoid dissimilar materials or metals being used to fasten or rivet the application together. If you are fastening aluminum sheets or panels to an aluminum frame, then use aluminum rivets to fasten the aluminum sheets to the aluminum frame. By keeping the basic materials the same, all aluminum, at the very least you are avoiding introducing dissimilar metals, which can lead to premature or galvanic corrosion. By using any of our all aluminum rivets, in this case our ABA44L aluminum rivets you can accomplish the goal of all aluminum components. In addition to keeping with the same base metals, by introducing coatings to the components, in this case our ABA44L Silver large flange aluminum rivets can be finished with a durable epoxy based painted finish. You are enhancing the resistance to galvanic corrosion due to the paint acting as an insulator between what ever it’s fastening. If you aluminum panels or sheets are also coated with a non-metallic paint it can act as an additional insulator layer.