Current in-use typical riveting technologies in an aircraft.
|Automation||Method||Presence (roughly)||➢Advantages &
• Poor stable quality
|All kinds of riveting structures|
|Semi-automation||Percussive riveting||1900s ||➢Convenient
• Poor quality stability
• Low efficiency
• High noise
|All kinds of riveting structures, even not open and more complex structures|
|Pressure riveting||1900s ||➢Stable quality
➢Good surface quality
➢High efficiency and good working conditions
• Limited applications by structure type
• Bulky riveting equipment
|Better Open components, such as ribs, frames, beams, panels|
|Automation||Auto-drilling riveting||1950s ||➢High riveting quality
➢Good working condition
• Complicated equipment and high cost
|Better open components, such as ribs, frames, beams and panels|
|Electro-magnetic riveting||1970s ||➢Uniform riveted interface
➢High fatigue life
➢No need for finishing holes and large tonnage riveting press
➢Small workpiece deformation
• Complex equipment
• Short life and big noise
|Titanium alloy, Alloy steel, Composites|
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