RIVSET® self-pierce riveting is a process for a high strength mechanical joining of similar or combinations of materials. Also several layers can be joined without any problem. The product range of RIVSET® self-pierce rivet systems include manual systems as well as systems for automated manufacturing, which are designed for different application ranges and adapt to varied manufacturing environments. Benefits include: Modular, Application-oriented, and Line-integrated. Material layers are joined by a hardened semi-tubular rivet in a single step with no pre-drilling, little noise and no emissions, producing an interlocked friction joint. The rivet is designed to penetrate through the top material and is spread under the influence of a die positioned below the lower material. As this lower material is not pierced the resulting joint is localised and impervious to gas and liquid.