Applications and advantages:
- Joining of sheet metals with large differences in thickness.
- Joining of a non-ductile or high tensile strength sheet metal material with a ductile one, e.g. joining of sheet metal and cast steel/spring steel combinations.
- Joining of sheet metals with non-metallic materials (e.g. plastics, elastomers, paper, cardboard).
- Simple joining of high strength materials.
- Increased tool life.
- Reduced press force/stripper force.