Self-piercing parts

The PCF punching elements cut their own assembly opening in the first joining process step, with the special shape of the punching die in the second process step creating a form-fitting, permanent connection between the component and the fastening section of the connecting element, which is both squeeze-proof and twist-proof. Due to the possibility of integrating the setting process into the forming process of body parts, the PCF process offers not only the technological advantages, but also a significant potential for cost savings.

Technological advantages

  • High torsional resistance even with thin and high-strength sheets
  • Corrosion-resistant according to customer requirements
  • Self-punching (can be used in one stage) or riveting / pressing (pre-punched)
  • Water and gas tight
  • Low tolerance field limits for positioning
  • Non-destructive quality tests by the worker possible