Today’s manufacturing requires companies to adapt to working with newer, lightweight materials including aluminum and carbon fiber. As assembly moves away from spot welding and toward new joining processes using flow type screws and more flexible feeding systems, new technologies and strategies must be employed. However, manufacturers do not want additional steps to join different materials, a practice that would be required using conventional fastener assembly methods, such as pre-drilling, back-up nuts or inserts. The solutions provided in this white paper authored by leading assembly experts from DEPRAG detail the various methods today’s modern assembly lines are using to increase productivity while decreasing time and environmental impact.



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