TOX Sheet Metal Clinching
Blending innovation with reliability, TOX PRESSOTECHNIK engineers sheet metal clinching systems for industry partners around the world. Sheet metal clinching is a cold-forming technique that joins two or more metal pieces without the use of fasteners, bolts, rivets or spot welding. Trusted by the manufacturing, automotive, appliance, housing, HVAC and furniture industries, TOX sheet metal clinching systems are an economical solution for your sheet metal fastening needs.
Used for high-strength fastening, sheet metal clinching produces a button-type joint that does not impact the surface finish. Additional advantages of TOX systems include:
- Reliability: TOX guarantees the joint strength values provided by our clinching systems.
- Versatility: TOX clinching systems are commonly used for sheet metal, but can be used for other material types as well.
- Eco-Friendly: TOX sheet metal clinching creates no wasted material, and is a clean, quiet process.
- Budget Friendly: This type of sheet metal joining is more affordable than spot welding and other fastener techniques.
Also known as riveting without rivets, usually using the solid die cavity patented by TOX. Due to its cost effectiveness and reliability, TOX Clinching is a process highly acknowledged and highly regarded by the whole sheet metal working industry.
A patented spin-off development of Clinching is the TOX ClinchRivet:
A simple, symmetrical rivet is used as the joining element to produce a clinch connection with higher strength values than those obtained with a pierce rivet and without cutting the material. Applications in the crash zone of passenger cars are a testament to the capabilities of this versatile joining method.
The Clinching process (DIN 8593) produces a button-type, positive connection of two or three layers of sheet metal using a cold-forming process. The process joins sheet metals of different thicknesses or materials, even with adhesives or other intermediate layers.
In industrial applications clinching is being applied from a single sheet thickness of 0.1 mm up to a total layer thickness of 12 mm / .47" and up to 800 N/mm2 / 5.7 lbf/in2 tensile strength. In laboratory tests significantly higher values have already been achieved!
TOX offers all the components needed for the TOX Joining Technique: from technical support provided with the TOX Test Report, as far as complete turnkey cells. Many satisfied customers in the automobile, white goods and computer industries, as well as machine integrators confirm: "You can rely on TOX!"
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