Clinching uses cold forming to assemble two or more layers of metal sheets. By means of clinching joining technology, steel, and stainless steel materials, as well as aluminum and other non-ferrous materials, are joined together without welding or fasteners. Clinching is mainly used for joining steel sheets for white goods, heating and ventilating and automotive part manufacture. There, it replaces techniques such as resistance spot welding as well as the use of other mechanical fasteners, such as riveting. Compared to traditional joining methods such as spot welding, riveting, screwing or gluing, clinching presents different characteristics including low production costs, little preparatory work, safety and environmentally friendly, reproducibility and durability.
Benefits of Clinching
- no thermal effects on the clinch area
- no toxic gases or vapors arising
- no additional or ancillary parts
- no pre-treatment of the surface
- compensates for fluctuations in sheet thickness
- also suitable for joining coated sheets
- electricity or compressed air are the only energy sources required
- suitable for joining sheets of different materials and thicknesses
- non-destructive quality assurance possible
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