Traditional riveting method require a rivet shank to be deformed to securely hold an assembly together.
The current method of welding the support tubes was expensive and caused quality issues.
Since the outside surface of the bracket cannot have any protruding material and required a thru-hole for a bolt clearance later in the assembly process, BalTec had to think ‘outside the box’. This unique application calls for the bracket material to be formed into the tube to secure the tube to the bracket but maintain thru-hole clearances.
Facts & Figures
|Riveting Force||13.3 kN|
|Forming Time||approx. 2.7 sec|
|Forming Tool||Custom flat flare tool|
|Process Control||Time mode|
|Area of Application||Automotive - in automobiles, bumpers, square aluminium tubing|
|User Benefits. Process||Higher quality|
|User Benefits: Economic||Less expensive joining method|