Still joining metals with mechanical fasteners?
Using screws, bolts or rivets to join metals in the manufacturing process often leads to several quality and optimization issues. Some of the most common issues we see are:
- Leak paths leading to water intrusion and possible warranty issues
- Stress cracking around fasteners, which leads to shortened vehicle life
- Galvanic corrosion concerns when joining aluminum & steel components
- Issues with joining lightweight composites to metal frames
- Long assembly times
Replacing mechanical fasteners with Plexus® Structural Adhesives in the manufacturing process removes the typical issues experienced with screws, bolts and rivets. If you are interested in lowering your total cost of assembly while improving the durability of the end product, check out our quick-guides for specific areas of the transportation sector here:
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