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Self-Pierce Riveting of Magnesium to Aluminum Alloys

Journal Article
ISSN: 1946-3979, e-ISSN: 1946-3987
Published April 12, 2011 by SAE International in United States
Self-Pierce Riveting of Magnesium to Aluminum Alloys
Citation: Luo, A., Lee, T., and Carter, J., "Self-Pierce Riveting of Magnesium to Aluminum Alloys," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manuf. 4(1):158-165, 2011,
Language: English


Magnesium and aluminum alloys offer lightweighting opportunities in automotive applications. Joining of dissimilar materials, however, generally requires methods that do not involve fusion. This paper explores the use of self-pierce riveting (SPR) to join magnesium to aluminum alloys for structural and closure applications. The preliminary results indicate that SPR is a viable option for joining aluminum extrusions to magnesium die castings, as well as stamped sheet aluminum to quick-plastic-formed (QPF) sheet magnesium.