High-strength and reliable joints in the aluminium platform of the latest sports car model from the Morgan Motors Company.
Since 1909, the Morgan Motors Company has been manufacturing sports cars which enjoy cult status and feature a compelling mixture of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology.
Every Morgan is hand-crafted and consists of the three core elements: ash, aluminium and leather. With the Plus Six, the company succeeded in producing an aluminium platform that provides a one hundred percent increase in torsion stiffness compared with previous platforms. This makes the Plus Six the most dynamic Morgan series model so far.
With the production of the aluminium platform, Morgan was faced with new challenges. First, the individual aluminium parts were fixed by means of a special adhesive. Afterwards, they were joined. That procedure required a joining method with no pre‑punching that would enable the creation of high‑strength joints while the adhesive was hardening. Our RIVSET® self-pierce riveting technology was the perfect solution.
In a single step, the semi‑tubular rivet punches through the top material layers and creates an undercut in the bottom material layer, forming the characteristic locking head in the process. The bottom material layer remains intact, so the spot joint created is gas-tight and liquid-tight. Since the vehicles are hand‑crafted, the RIVSET® Portable complements the joining process perfectly.