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

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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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Keywords: Aluminium; Rivets; Robots

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2001

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