The world’s leading automotive OEMs benefit from high-performance fasteners from PROFIL®. When you need a cost-effective fastening solution that delivers peak performance, rely on PROFIL® Mechanically Attached Fasteners for virtually any automotive structural application.

Advantages of MAF vs Weld

Discover the cost-effective and superior performing fastener alternative to welding.

PROFIL® Mechanically Attached Fasteners (MAF) offer many advantages over conventional weld fasteners – from greater design flexibility to the ability to integrate into a customer’s in-die process.

Secondary operations require more manufacturing time and energy consumption.
Welding can only be performed on similar materials.
Water-tight seals are difficult to achieve with weld fasteners, leading to water damage and corrosion from elements.
The welding process increases chance for thermal stress or annealing
The welding process adds additional weight to the vehicle.
Welding process burns off existing coatings and creates an opportunity for corrosion.
Weld fastener manufacturers typically do not provide design and technical support.

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