Mechanical Joining

For lightweight and high strength automotive, the usage of new materials such as high strength aluminium or magnesium alloys are increasing. Since those advanced lightweight materials require joining techniques without heat input, using cold joining techniques are also increasing 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