Responding to the growing industry trend towards multi-material part design, Arconic Technical Center, in conjunction with Arconic Fastening Systems, has developed an advanced new technology, Resistance Spot Rivet™ (RSR™). This technology will effectively allow a wide range of dissimilar materials to be joined quickly and reliably, including:
This breakthrough technology offers a number of advantages, separating it from a wide range of conventional joining processes:
Pilot and Non-pilot Applications
Pilot Applications Only
Applications being developed for variety of sheet combinations and product forms for both piloted and self-piloted applications
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|Bot (Weld)||St to UHSS||Al||Al||St to UHSS||St to UHSS|
Arconic RSR fasteners provide a high level of tensile strength ensuring a secure joint.
All TSS samples 25 x 25mm overlap;
Zinc electroplated RSR cup gen2 fastener,
No E-coat or post-weld treatment
Joint strength will depend on gauge and material combinations
Wide variety of aluminum and steel combinations
The Arconic RSR feed system is designed to be used in conjunction with existing RSW systems. This feed system will work with all grades of fasteners without requiring hardware to be changed.