ARaymond’s automotive bonding solutions encompass the adhesive, the bonding process, and the fastener that’s to be mounted. Each solution is backed by support to ensure high process uptime, maximum throughput, and reliable results.
Each bonding solutions is also custom-developed as required to help technicians or manufacturers respond to emerging automotive trends or challenges, such as:
- New lightweight materials that are difficult to weld or drill and subject to corrosion when used with other materials.
- Driverless cars with a large number of safety-critical sensors, which require reliable, traceable bonding processes.
- Specialized bonding equipment that works with automated equipment.
ARaymond invisible bonded fastening solutions can expand vehicle design possibilities and help manufacturers move their vehicles upmarket, one of today’s key trends.
For example, ARaymond was selected as a partner on the Renault Eolab lightweight concept car project. Because the floor panel was made of carbon fiber, fasteners could not be welded as they would be on a traditional steel floor.
Therefore, ARaymond came up with a bonded solution using its proprietary fast-curing adhesive. Rapidly after the fastener has been bonded, a load can be applied to it so that assembly can continue right away. ARaymond also scaled-up the process for easy integration into Renault’s current manufacturing processes.