Categories Misc., Production, Prototype, Uncategorized

Our Complex Robotic Joining Methods

Robots welding metal

July 22, 2021

We employ a wide range of complex robotic joining methods based on your project’s specific needs and requirements, including resistance welding, hemming, adhesives for structure and bonding, and an onsite curing oven large enough for a completed BIW. We also specialize in flow drills and laser welding, ensuring we are able to use the best possible joining technology for your program. Utilizing both manual and robotic welding allow us to customize the manufacturing process to give you the repeatability and flexibility you need. Our three Centers of Excellence give us the capacity for large prototype joining projects as well as hybrid assembly and production programs.

Our joining technologies include:

•AC manual weld guns (RSW)

•DC manual and robotic weld guns with adaptive controls (RSW)

•Press welder for fasteners (RSW)

•Clinch press for clinch nuts or studs

•Manual and robotic welders (MIG)

•Fronius “cold metal transfer” manual and robotic welders (CMT)

•Manual welding equipment (TIG)

•Drawn arc stud welding

•Self-piercing rivets (SPR) – Henrob & Bollhoff

•Flow drill screws (FFS & FDS)

•Bonding with onsite cure oven capacity for full vehicle BIW

•Roller hemming – adhesive & antiflutter

•Laser welding

After assemblies are joined, we post machine critical features that need to be drilled in or tapped. This assortment of joining methods allows us to meet your joining needs, such as joining aluminum to steel.

We have designed and completed programs with a wide array of processes for many materials, including joining aluminum, steel, stainless steel, high nickel alloys, and titanium. We can join dissimilar metals of different thicknesses using our mixed material joining technology, ensuring we can join the materials your program requires.

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Categories Misc., Production

Our Process Engineering Capabilities

July 6, 2021

Over 60 years of manufacturing innovation, supported by the latest in advanced engineering tools results in our on-time, high quality products. To improve accuracy and reduce trial and error, we utilize advanced engineering tools, such as stamping simulation, solid modeling, FEA simulation, and CNC machine coding.  Our expertise in each of these processes helps us meet the challenging standards of the aerospace and automotive industries and deliver on-time, on budget programs for our customers. Our vertical integration supports a rapid response from concept to functional model. Read more about our process engineering capabilities at https://www.qmc-emi.com/capabilities/process-engineering/

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Categories Aerospace, Misc., Production, Prototype

Laser Welding Capabilities

Laser welding

May 11, 2021

Our laser welder allows us to better assist you with programs requiring exotic welding, providing accurate, superior strength finishes. Laser welding is ideal for welding hard to reach areas, enabling precision and quality in previously inaccessible areas. Contact your account manager or email us at to learn more about our laser welder and its capabilities.

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Categories Misc., Production

Our Semi-Automated Prototype BIW Assembly Process

prototype BIW

April 21, 2021

How is our prototype BIW assembly process different from other metal forming companies? We take a strategic approach and utilize robotics based on our years of proven production experience and automated technologies. This semi-automated process creates a leaner, more cost effective project. Your program can see greater repeatability, reduced piece price over the life of the project, and increased rate in flow. Learn more about our assembly capabilities at https://www.qmc-emi.com/capabilities/assembly-process/.

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Categories Aerospace, Misc., Production, Prototype

Who is QMC-EMI?

metalforming

April 13, 2021

We’ve been experts in metal forming and fabrication for over 60 years. Our experience with a wide range of automotive and aerospace programs means we can support you with engineering excellence. With capabilities ranging from process engineering and hot stamping to laser welding and assembly, we have the expertise your next prototype or production project requires. From small bracketry to complete Body in White vehicles, we offer a range of technologies and services for all of your metal fabrication needs.

Learn more about our capabilities and how we can help you with your next project at https://www.qmc-emi.com/capabilities/.

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