Application of flow-drill technology for joining thin metal materials

  • 1 Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Technology, Materials and Computer Supported Production, Slovakia


The paper presents the results of testing the joints of unequal materials using flow-drill technology and a combination of flow-drill technology and adhesive bonding. The formed joints were tested by tensile and shear test according to ISO 12996. The positive effect of adhesive bonding on the load-bearing capacity of the joints and on the stress distribution in the tested materials was observed.



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