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Self-Pierce Riveting of Magnesium to Aluminum Alloys
ISSN: 1946-3979, e-ISSN: 1946-3987
Published April 12, 2011 by SAE International in United States
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, https://doi.org/10.4271/2011-01-0074.
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.