TF – Thermoforming
This procedure is outstandingly well suited to connecting components through a backlash-free and positive-locking rivet connection. The rivet connection is formed by the thermal shaping of a rivet peg to generate high-strength joints.
It can be used for all thermoplastic materials; therefore, plastic-plastic and plastic-metal connections can be connected without any problems. During thermo-shaping (thermo forming / heat staking) it is especially advantageous that, no mechanical loading of the components by the riveting procedure is shown.