Mechanical Joining

Mechanical joining techniques have an increasing importance. The automotive industry working within lightweight and high strength is increasingly using materials like high strength aluminium or magnesium alloys.

The advanced lightweight materials require joining techniques without heat input. This means that cold joining techniques are also used more in lightweight automotive manufacturing.

The commonly used mechanical joining processes include:

  • Riveting
  • Clinching
  • Clinch riveting
  • Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR)
  • Punch riveting
  • Blind riveting
Clinching
Clinching
Clinch riveting
Clinch riveting
Self Piercing Riveting (SPR)
Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR)
Punch riveting
Punch riveting
Riveting
Riveting
Blind riveting
Blind riveting