Blind fastening refers to an application where there is limited - or no - access to the blind side of the joint. To install a blind rivet, place the fastener into a application site, after which you will use a tool to pull the mandrel through the blind rivet. This will cause the head of the blind rivet to expand so that it stays in place.
Closed-End rivet design is ideal for applications that need to be watertight or when stem retention is paramount.
Open-end rivets do well in most industrial riveting applications where materials to be fastened do not have high load-bearing requirements.