Spin Riveting Cast Metals
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
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.