Welding and Joining Production Systems

From automotive body-in-white production to commercial vehicle assembly, our flexible body shop automation systems and smart work cells help OEM’s and Tier-1 suppliers bring their products to life while adapting to rapidly changing technology and consumer demands.

Body in White Assembly Systems

Turnkey solutions for the complete manufacturing process, including robot integration, fixtures, ancillary equipment, conveyors, and material handling systems.

  • Complete Body Shops
  • Structural Reinforcement Sub-Assembly
  • Underbody Sub-Assembly
  • Roof Panel Sub-Assembly
  • Body Side Panel Sub-Assembly
  • Underbody Marriage
  • Framing
  • Battery Tray Assembly
  • Truck Frame Assembly
  • Truck Cab Assembly
  • Re-Spot Welding
  • Closure Hemming
  • Closure Sub-Assembly
  • Closure Hang

Joining Technology

Joining technology integrated into work cells and production lines.

  • Resistance Spot Welding
  • Projection Welding (Nut & Stud)
  • Self-Pierce Riveting
  • Self-Pierce Stud
  • Flow Drill Screwing
  • Clinching
  • Hemming
  • Friction Element Welding
  • Resistance Element Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Laser Brazing
  • Remote Laser Welding
  • Direct Laser Welding
  • Laser Spot Welding
  • Fastening
  • Adhesive Bonding

Materials

Joining solutions for various materials and multi-material combinations.

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Magnesium
  • Composites

Standard Products

Explore our range of flexible, engineered products. Refined and proven to perform in world-class production facilities, our standard products are ready for integration into any new or existing body-in-white production line.

Framing Systems

Framing is the process of joining the roof panel, bodyside panels, and underbody. We provide framing systems with flexibility and scalability to accommodate multiple vehicle models and joining methods to suit various materials.

Solutions

  • ValuFlex® Modular Gate Framer (flexible multi-model)
  • ValuFlex® Framer featuring GeoPod® and GeoDock® Technology (flexible multi-model)
  • Truck Frame Fixtures

Manufacturing Insight

We help companies bring their products to market faster by partnering with them early.

Manufacturing insight during the product design stage helps avoid problems instead of having to overcome them later. We generate comprehensive digital pre-assembly studies to prove that all the pieces fit — before there are any real pieces.

Our experience in body construction, automation, and tooling combined with our familiarity with OEM processes and specifications makes us your ideal integration partner.

Valiant TMS Automotive Body in White - Aluminum Tailgate Welding and Hemming System - Patch Application

Closure Assembly Systems

As a global leader in closure assembly, our systems are engineered to support complex, multi-material build requirements with proven practices of geometry-set tooling and robotic joining.

Solutions

  • Vertical Integration (complete process from die design to final closure)
  • Flexible Multi-Model Process
  • Multi-Material Joining Technologies
  • Fully automated, high volume robotic production lines
  • Semi-automated, low volume production cells and tools

Aligning Body Production with Product Evolution

Vehicles are evolving, presenting new production challenges.

Lightweight steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites are trending in vehicle design to reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, and increase electric vehicle range.

Electrification and other new energy sources are becoming mainstream, introducing all-new components, and dramatically changing how vehicles are built.

Modular platforms reduce costs, but can’t stand in the way of innovative function and distinctive styling. Safety, durability, and comfort have always been consumer expectations and now technology is playing a larger role than ever.

It’s our responsibility as a system integrator and technology partner to develop efficient and effective production methods that align manufacturing with product evolution and bring vehicles to life exactly as designers and engineers imagine them.

Engineered Hemming Solutions

Joining inner and outer panels is a critical process that significantly affects function and vehicle appearance. With decades of experience in the art + science of hemming, our team works directly with vehicle OEMs to make sure the final closure design can be manufactured without compromise.

Solutions

  • Robotic Roller Hemming
  • ValuFlex® 4+1 Flexible Multi-Model Roller Hemming
  • High Speed / High Volume Roller Hemming Process
  • Electric Press Hemming
  • Table Top Hemming
  • Clinching
  • Hem Dies
  • Automatic Hem Die Changers

Closure Hang Systems

From low-volume hand-applied tools to semi-automatic and fully automated systems, we specialize in designing and integrating systems to precisely install highly functional closure panels with superior fit, finish, and appearance.

Let’s work together.

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