What is clinching and why is it used?

Clinching is a simple technique for point joining of metal sheets from around 0.5 to 3mm thick, up to a total joint thickness of about 6mm. Clinching is used mainly for high-volume, undemanding applications such as white goods, heating and ventilating parts and automotive components.

What is clinching technology?

The clinching process is a method of assembling sheet metal without welding or fasteners. With this joining technique, metal parts are deformed locally without the use of any consumables.

How does a clinching machine work?

Clinching machines join metal workpieces by deforming two metal substrates, so that the underlying workpiece partially envelops the downward depression and lateral flow of the overload workpiece. This is accomplished by a clinching machine that consists of a punch and die.

What is a clinch lock?

Nov. 15, 2002. Clinching is a combination of drawing and forming that locks together layers of sheet metal. Clinching is a combination of drawing and forming that locks together layers of sheet metal.

What is the difference between Clinch and clench?

“Clench” and “clinch” are related words, but they are not interchangeable. You clench a fist or teeth. You clinch a deal or a victory. A reliable person comes through in the clinch.

How are clinch nuts installed?

Clinch nut installation is achieved when the self clinching nut is pressed into ductile metal, which displaces the host material around the mounting hole, causing it to cold flow into a specially designed annular recess in the shank pilot of the fastener.

How do you clinch metal?

To perform clinching, a metalworking company secures and aligns the sheet metal between the punch and die. Once in place, the punch is engaged, thereby pressing down on the sheet metal with low to medium force. As the punch compresses the pieces of sheet metal, it causes them to join.

How can I join metal without welding?

The technique of brazing is similar to welding, but is less expensive. Also, brazing acts more like an adhesive as it bonds the two metals together with the filler metal….Here is a list of different ways to join metal without welding:

  1. Hardware assembly.
  2. Spot welding.
  3. Riveting.
  4. Brazing.
  5. Soldering.
  6. Glue.

What does clenched mean in baseball?

You clinch a divisional title or a playoff spot when prior to the end of a season, your team is mathematically guaranteed not to lose that championship or play off spot. A team WINS a Championship. they do not Clinch one. Once a team WINS a championship….they can CLENCH on to that title and Trophy.

What is a self clinch stud?

Self clinching captive studs are fasteners made from steel and plated with zinc, which are used for threaded stud attachments in thin sheet metal applications.