07 February 2020
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FAST Live exhibitor shows that all's weld with lightweighting

As automotive OEMs continue their drive towards the ultimate combination of lightness, structural strength and durability, news has emerged that FAST Live exhibitor Telsonic has been leading the way with light weight joining on the new Skoda Kamiq.

Rather than use mechanical fasteners, Skoda engineers reflected on the advantages offered by ultrasonic welding in a number of applications, and the result was that some key parts on the new model are joined using this process from Telsonic. Included amongst these are airflow components for the intake and thin-wall welding on bumper reinforcement structures. The advantages of ultrasonic welding across all applications can be discussed on the Telsonic stand at FAST Live on March 12th.

FAST Live is the UK’s only dedicated fastening, joining and assembly focused exhibition, and offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet and talk with some of the most experienced fastening, bonding and assembly application specialists. Entry to FAST Live is free of charge by pre-registration. The event takes place at the acclaimed British Motor Museum on 12th March: the venue is located at Gaydon, adjacent to the Aston Martin and JLR plants south of Warwick and just 1 minute from the M40. There is abundant free parking, and for visitors arriving before 1030, a free bacon roll and brew too. Tea and coffee are provided free of charge all day at the event, and pre-registered exhibition visitors can also visit the superb Museum, with almost 300 fascinating cars on show, free of charge too (standard adult entry fee otherwise is £14.50).

Author
Tom Austin-Morgan

Related Websites

http://www.engineeringsolutionslive.co.uk/fastening
http://www.skoda.co.uk
http://www.telsonic.com

Related Companies

Skoda Brand - Volkswagen Group UK Ltd
Telsonic UK Ltd

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