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Industrial Robot: An International Journal

ISSN: 0143-991X

Online from: 1973

Subject Area: Mechanical & Materials Engineering

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Jaguar uses X350 car to pioneer use of self-piercing rivets

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Title:Jaguar uses X350 car to pioneer use of self-piercing rivets
Author(s):John Mortimer, (John Mortimer is a freelance writer based in Milton Keynes, UK.)
Citation:John Mortimer, (2001) "Jaguar uses X350 car to pioneer use of self-piercing rivets", Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 28 Iss: 3, pp.192 - 198
Keywords:Aluminium, Rivets, Robots
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/01439910110389344 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Jaguar Cars, the luxury UK automaker, is developing a new car, the X350. For the first time, the company is to use aluminium body panels for the body shell. Aluminium can be difficult to weld so self-piercing rivets are used for metal joining. The rivets are used in place of spot welding, but are applied by rivet setters attached to robots.

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