June 13, 2006
By: Yingjie Xu
Self-piercing riviting, an alternative sheet joining method, is being used more to join aluminum sheets. The finite element method can be employed to study the SPR process and joints, perhaps even leading to the elimination of physical testing of these mechanical joints.
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From the Web: Unique U.S.-made products; FedEx draws a line; making titanium cheaper; Texas mfg flat - by Vicki Bell
Web articles for fabricators—Two unique products made in the U.S.; FedEx says no to shipping a product; making titanium more affordable; and Texas manufacturing still flat
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