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Spin Riveting Cast Metals

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037999D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Baumler, FJ Lentz, JW Morman, WH Wheeler, SE [+details]

Abstract

Presented is a method for spin riveting die cast zinc parts together by using frictionally developed heat. Since die cast zinc exhibits an extremely large potential for elongation and plastic flow when heated, it can be used for forming small mushroom-shaped rivet heads on pins that are consolidated into one of the parts to be fastened.