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Q Rivet

Structural breakstem fasteners with an internal interference lock and a weatherproof feature.

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The Avdel Q Rivet structural breakstem fastener has a high shear and tensile strength. The Q Rivet features an interference lock improving strength. It also has a weatherproof feature and is available in stainless steel for high corrosion resistance.


Key features and benefits

  • Interference lock formed by a splined stem provides powerful locking strength and hole filling.
  • Weatherproof fastener because the splined stem plugs the entire length of the shell.
  • High shear and tensile strength.
  • All stainless steel option for high corrosion resistance and applications requiring elevated temperatures.
  • Interference lock formed by a splined stem
  • Spreads the tail bearing/clamp load on the rear sheet
  • Ideal for thin sheet materials
  • Provides strong, vibration resistant joints
  • No damage, electrical problems or rattling due to loose stems

Assembly materials

Q Rivet can be used to fasten:

  • Metal to metal
  • Metal to plastic
  • Thin rear sheet

Assembly applications

  • Automotive
  • Warehouse racking
  • Ladders
  • Building industries
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Domestic appliances
  • Heating and ventilation


  • Sizes: 3.2 mm to 6.4 mm (1/8" to ¼")
  • Materials: Aluminium alloy, steel and stainless steel
  • Headform: Protruding, large flange and countersunk
Q Rivet - Series
Material Headform Series




Q Rivet SSPQ 

120° CountersunkQ Rivet SSCQ
Large FlangeQ Rivet SSLQ



Protruding Q Rivet AAPQ
Large flangeQ Rivet AALQ
CountersunkQ Rivet AACQ

Aluminium Body

Steel Stem

ProtrudingQ Rivet BSPQ
Large FlangeQ Rivet BSLQ
120° CountersunkQ Rivet BSCQ


Stainless Steel

ProtrudingQ Rivet CCPQ
120° CountersunkQ Rivet CCCQ


>>> 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 links below show the range of Avdel handtools and installation equipment which can be used to place Q Rivet 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

Multi-grip, high strength steel and stainless steel breakstem fasteners.

Complementary Information

Genesis® nG1, nG2, nG3 & nG4
New high performance, lightweight hydro-pneumatic handtools for breakstem rivets.