Hot riveting methods
Hot riveting is an economical joining process in which two materials are joined together inseparably, punctually and with a positive fit. This process can also be called hot caulking or hot forming. It is important that at least one of the materials is a thermoplastic that can be melted by the application of energy and formed with a tool. The type of heat input is subdivided into conduction (hot stamping process), convection (hot air process), radiation and friction. bdtronic only uses processes that fall under conduction and convection. The advantage of these processes is that no contaminating chips or dust are produced. In addition, the process is gentle on electronic components and demanding thermoplastics, very high strength levels can be achieved reproducibly and decorative surfaces are not damaged.
The BHS HOT STAMP® process is a so-called hot stamp riveting process.
The BHS HOT JET® is a hot air riveting process.
With the two-stage BHS HOT AIR® hot riveting process, the process steps of heating and hot riveting are carried out by two modules in two stations in parallel.