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High strength steel breakstem fasteners with excellent bulbing tail formation. Ideal for thin sheet materials.

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Avdel Avibulb® bulbing rivets offer a high-strength fastening solution ideal for thin sheet metals. The Avibulb’ rivets steel breakstem provides excellent bulbing tail formation and high shear and tensile strength. The Avdel Avibulb also has the advantage of good hole fill compensating for irregular, oversized or misaligned holes.

Key features and benefits

  • High shear and tensile strength
  • Good hole fill
  • Provides a large blind side bearing area against the rear sheet
  • Retained stem
  • Ideal for applications requiring elevated temperatures
  • Spreads the tail bearing load/clamp on the rear sheet
  • Ideal for use in thin sheet materials
  • Compensates for irregular, oversized, slotted or misaligned holes
  • Can stop sheet movement in non-standard holes
  • Provides strong, vibration resistant joints
  • No damage, electrical problems or rattling due to loose stems

Assembly applications

  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Cabinets and enclosures

Special version: Earth Tab Rivet Combines a zinc plated and clear passivated steel Avibulb® with a brass earthing tab. 

>>> Animation Earth Tab Rivet
>>> Datasheet Earth Tab Rivet


  • Sizes: 3.2mm (1/8") to 6.0mm
  • Material: Steel, zinc & clear passivated
  • Headform: Dome
Avibulb® - Series
Material Headform Series
Steel Dome Avibulb® BN01


>>> POP Avdel Breakstem Systems Catalog (7 MB)


Surface finish options

If you are looking for other surface finish options than shown in the above datasheets please download our
>>> Surface Finishes and Fastener Matrix for Breakstem Systems
This will show you what surface finish options are possible to apply to our standard fastener types as "customer specials".
Customised Designs

We can design and manufacture breakstem fasteners with a wide variety of forms and finishes to meet your unique assembly requirements. Please refer to this page to find examples of our customised capabilities:
>>> Breakstem Fasteners & Sealing Plugs - Customised Designs

Installation Equipment

The tables below show some of Avdel® handtools and installation equipment which can be used to place Avibulb® fasteners. 

Tool Selection
Follow this link to find the tools suitable for your breakstem fastener:
>>> Placing Capablity Genesis® nG Tools

Nose Equipment Selection

Follow this link to find the correct nose equipment for your breakstem fastener:

>>> Nose Equipment Genesis® nG Tools

For further information on specific nose equipment, please contact your local Avdel® representative or use our tool manuals:
>>> Tool Manuals

Alternative Products

High strength stainless steel breakstem fasteners with excellent bulbing tail formation. Ideal for thin sheet materials.

Complementary Information

Genesis® Range
New high performance, lightweight hydro-pneumatic handtools for breakstem rivets.

Avibulb® Part Numbers

0BN01-00408 0BN01-00411 0BN01-00414 0BN01-00509 0BN01-00512 0BN01-00516 0BN01-00611 0BN01-00614 0BN01-00618 0BN01-06010 0BN01-06013 0BN01-06016 0BN01-06019  0BN11-00509