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The Use of Exposed Fasteners in Composite Panel Systems

Posted by Joel McKinley on Dec 5, 2016 8:21:07 AM
With the composite panel industry ever changing and rapidly becoming more competitive each and every year, the necessity for ACM fabrication companies to attempt to accelerate the manufacturing processes has become a must to remain competitive and profitable. Unfortunately, one of the shortcomings we have found that's been allowed to take place has been the introduction of self-drilling screws or sheet metal screws into the manufacturing process, as opposed to using conventional structural rivets.

To our amazement, these types of fasteners have recently been utilized by many fabricators as a means of cutting down on manufacturing time and increasing production throughput.

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Topics: Insider, ACM Systems, ACM Installation

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