Arçelik is a worldwide producer and marketer of consumer durables and consumer electronics with more than 22 manufacturing facilities with 30.000 employees. Arçelik is responsible for improving, developing and designing new washing machine products with new features and fascia lift up.
Clinching is the cold joining process in which sheet metals are connected by force and positive locking with each other in washing machine drum production. It is well known that the geometry of dies is one of the critical parameters in this kind of cold joining process and defines the quality of performance for stamping process in metal sheet forming.
The company has acted as a demonstrator of the advanced characterisation technologies and Finite Element (FE) modelling to optimise the clinching process.