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English translation: clinching

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11:32 Jan 16, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Metallurgy / Casting / metalworking
French term or phrase: clinchage
Context: list of processes carried out in a zinc metal working plant

"Les Produits Standards mécanisé automisé (découpage, emboutissage..... rivetage, clinchage"

I think "clinchage" refers to making folds in the metal sheets. I found "filleting" but am not sure this is correct.
xxxmargaretwf
France
Local time: 20:13
English translation:clinching
Explanation:
Pretty much the same word - it is a folding and joining process, well explained in the link below:

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Note added at 38 mins (2008-01-16 12:10:55 GMT)
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I think you could say the process is "continuous" in the same sense that eg stitching is continuous even though each stitch is a "point". So, "pointwise continuous...."
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chris collister
France
Local time: 20:13
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Thanks again Chris.
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clinching


Explanation:
Pretty much the same word - it is a folding and joining process, well explained in the link below:

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Note added at 38 mins (2008-01-16 12:10:55 GMT)
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I think you could say the process is "continuous" in the same sense that eg stitching is continuous even though each stitch is a "point". So, "pointwise continuous...."


    Reference: http://www.twi.co.uk/j32k/protected/band_3/kschjg001.html
chris collister
France
Local time: 20:13
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Grading comment
Thanks again Chris.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Chris. I think in the case of our plant the "clinching" is continuous and not "point" as described in the link you sent me but will check with one of our technicians. do you thik I could use "clinching" if it is continuous?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  MoiraB: yes, this is certainly the term used in the steel industry. "Le clinchage est une technique d’assemblage discontinue dont les points de liaison sont obtenus par le poinçonnement simultané de deux ou plusieurs tôles à l’aide d’un poinçon et d’une matrice."
24 mins

agree  simona trapani
31 mins

agree  Bashiqa: You've clinched it
4 hrs
  -> Good to see you cut to the chase - if pressed, the answer could be quite riveting......
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