This document specifies the characteristics of parallel grooved pins with pilot point and full-length diamond grooves (with closed-end at the insertion side), in steel and stainless steel, and with nominal diameter 1 mm to 25 mm.
These grooved pins are designed to fulfil the main following function:
— locking together two or more parts,
with the easiest installation (due to the pilot point) and a highest level of pull-out resistance (due to the elastic fit behavior of the pin).
The general requirements (including functional principles for grooved pins and assembly) are specified in ISO 13669.