Easy to stitch metallic materials (similar and dissimilar) that are not readily welded.
Efficient joining of metallic to non-metallic materials, great for reducing weight of metal assemblies.
Requires no time-consuming preparation, such as pre-punching, drilling, tapping, critical hole alignment for riveting, or cleaning work (before or after) as with welding and adhesives.
Lends itself well to automation. Stitching heads can be mounted to robot arms or other automation fixtures and tools to enable stitching in any location or in multiple locations.
Quickly and accurately vary the length of the wire draw of the stitching head to adjust for different thickness of work.
Configure to “stab stitch” or staple with no back clinch that allows for stitching even when there is no room to get behind the substrate.
Can attach round or odd shaped parts to flat materials tightly.
High shear and tensile strength.
Not sensitive to heat or cold.
Extremely low cost process that can be done at high speed and with minimal operator training.
Can use stainless steel wire when corrosion resistance is required.
High resistance to joint fatigue and vibration. The tight joint, produced by wire making its own hole and effective clinching action (plastic deformation of the staple) restricts movement of parts and leads to extremely long joint life.
Requires only visual inspection to determine if the materials are fastened properly.
Does not require material temperature be elevated, keeps shape and material stable throughout the manufacturing process.
Extremely short cycle time, as low as one cycle per three seconds.
Variable sizes of staples (crown sizes).
A wide range of commercially available wire to be used on the stitching machine.
No backing material needed during assembly process.
Stitcher does not negatively affect the surrounding material including paint and other aesthetic details.