ThinKing December - Friction drilling pressure screws allow for reduced production times and weight reduction of up to 25 percent



The evolution of material implementation towards multi-material design presents new challenges to bonding technology. The Flowpush® pressure screws for friction drilling manufactured by Arnold Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Forchtenberg offer great potential for new application fields. The Flowpush® screws have the advantage that they bore the hole themselves through friction drilling.

 The benefit: quick processing times and the potential for using existing systems and techniques for friction drilling and thread forming screws. In addition, the bonding process allows for a weight reduction of about 25 percent in comparison to standard friction drilling and thread forming screws.