Friction drilling in automotive
The global automotive sector is focused on making cars lighter and leading the electrification race, two major advancements we are currently supporting our customers with.
Flowdrill’s ‘chipless’ friction drilling techniques can help suppliers and automakers eliminate reworks whilst reducing the weight in their products, whether the end use of the component is in body structures, interior or battery frames.
We have extensive experience of working with global OEMs and their supply chains, supporting an overarching desire for right first time quality, reduced cycle times, thinner material choices and taking carbon out of the production process.
Meeting the highest standards
Our Application Engineers are all trained to ISO 9001 standards and have a proven track record of supporting prototype development and proving out new products, ensuring parts are first to market and removing the risk of costly delays at the production line.
Flowdrill difference in the automotive industry
- Process improvements through automation
- 85% Cost saving per hole
- Reduced rework 0% missed holes & 0% spinning
- Higher valued product by your customer
“From the very start of the relationship, Flowdrill experts spent a great deal of time understanding our issue and how its unique friction drilling technology could potentially hold the answer. It wasn’t always easy as dealing with the automotive sector isn’t, but together we proved to Volkswagen that the process worked and would importantly deliver ‘part price’ savings.”
Paul Goacher, Programme Manager at Gestamp Tallent