High-strength and reliable. With RIVSET® self‑pierce riveting technology for the joining of several materials in one step. 


Extremely strong joints in one step

Our RIVSET® self-pierce riveting technology reliably joins multilayer joints made of different materials.

No pre-drilling, no emissions, no noise. RIVSET® self-pierce riveting is a process used in joining technology that creates mechanically strong joints of similar or different types of material. Even joining with more than two layers is possible.

This product is made by Böllhoff

Method / principle

RIVSET® self-pierce riveting enables dynamically strong joints. There is no need for the material components to be pre-drilled or positioned exactly. In one step, the semi-tubular rivet pierces through the upper layer of the work piece and forms an undercut in the lower layer, making the characteristic locking head. This process offers great reproducibility and can be easily automated.


RIVSET® self-pierce riveting is used in the automobile and supplier industry, in air conditioning and energy technology as well as in transport and
vehicle construction.

Product benefits
  • Joining different types of material
  • No pre-drilling
  • Ideal for joining hybrids
  • High quasi-static and dynamic strength

Product benefits

There are many good reasons for using our products.

Strength and options.
Point by point.

Cut down on costs

Pre-drilling is superfluous
and the positioning effort reduced.

Highly versatile

Mixed, multilayer and hybrid joints are essential to lightweight construction. RIVSET® is ideal for a variety of material combinations – including high-strength steel.

High quasi-static and dynamic strength

RIVSET® is highly resilient.
Even with changing loads.

Detailed description


RIVSET® self-pierce riveting

Material layers joined friction-locked and positively – it’s easy with
RIVSET® self-pierce riveting. The rivet pierces the upper layers of the material and spreads under the influence of a die positioned below the lower material. Since the lower layer is not pierced, the resulting joint is localised and impervious to gas and liquid.



RIVSET<sup>®</sup> setting procedure: 1) Positioning 2) Holding 3) Piercing 4) Stamping 5) Forming 6) Setting

Setting procedure

1) Positioning
2) Holding
3) Piercing
4) Stamping
5) Forming
6) Setting



Diagram of a RIVSET® self-pierce rivet joint

Diagram of a RIVSET® self-pierce rivet joint

Product variants

Every project deserves a tailor-made solution.

Learn more about the product types and find the right variant for your particular application.

RIVSET® self-pierce riveting

We offer a large selection of self-pierce rivets covering a huge variety of applications.



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Title Language Version File Download
Self-pierce riveting for modern multi-material design
English 04/2018 6374 kB / PDF
English 04/2018 6374 kb / PDF
Pioneering self-pierce riveting technology for modern material trends
English 10/2021 560 kB / PDF
English 10/2021 560 kb / PDF

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