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The APOLISS project is E.U. funded under framework five. It is looking at the application of lightweight sandwich sheets for automotive applications. Materials include Hilite from the Corus group which is a sandwich of aluminium and polypropylene. The part of the project being undertaken at Warwick is looking at the use of mechanical fastening systems for these materials including:-
  • Self pierce rivets
  • Screw systems
  • Clinching systems