A fastening solution for any assembly situation
Our standard product families address an extremely wide range of fastening solutions for use in virtually any assembly environment. Our robust clip fasteners are designed to ensure ease-of-use and fast, high-quality assembly to reduce costs on the production line. Plus, our standard parts guarantee easy ordering and inventory management.
ARaymond offers a comprehensive range of fasteners to manage all tubes and cables (continuous tubes, bundles of tubes or cables, corrugated hoses, and more). Our fasteners are compatible with all common mounting strategies and are available with round, oval, oblong, and square fasteners, blind holes, and stud, edge, and screw fasteners.
They are available in several designs for a wide range of tube and wire diameters and panel?thicknesses,?and can manage multi-housings. Swivel components for multidirectional mounting increase flexibility on the assembly line, and plastic components can be combined with spring steel clips for improved performance and retention.
Our lightweight straps are designed with features like bi-injected seals for watertightness, swivel components to allow multidirectional mounting, and removable and/or double cable ties that can hold more than one bundle.
Tube holders and cable clips
Choose from a broad range of options: live hinges, locking and adjustable lids, bi-injected materials to absorb vibrations and reduce noise, and? metal parts for high-temperature environments.
Our tape-on clips offer a simple way to secure wire harnesses. Our metal tape-on clips are made of spring steel for lightweight, yet robust performance and are suitable for the engine bay and other high-temperature or harsh environments.
Spacers are used to manage complex wiring configurations and to prevent metal pipes from coming into contact with fuel and brake lines on the vehicle underbody.
Less vibration reduces noise
Bi-injected and bi-material assembly fasteners offer watertightness and avoid interferences between pipes or mechanical friction and absorb vibration and thus prevent noise from being transferred to the passenger compartment, improving the quality perception.
ARaymond? panel fasteners are all-in-one parts that eliminate the need for additional fasteners or complex assembly operations. Our screwless solutions are easy to assemble and are available to accommodate most panel orientations and sizes. Our snap-fit panel fasteners are quick to assemble and invisible once mounted.
We can manufacture parts from metal for reduced vibration and noise or plastic for greater cost-effectiveness and corrosion-resistance.
Edge panel clips?
Our multi-functional edge clips can be used to join metal-to-metal or metal-to-plastic panels or profiles. Manual mounting is fast and easy and requires no drilling, screwing, or welding. Integrated barbs provide a tight grip and a secure assembly. Upturned lead lips ease assembly over the panel edge. Different designs are available to suit virtually any assembly environment.
This snap-fit design assembles parts in just seconds without tools or screws. Once mounted, the fasteners are invisible, giving exposed panels a clean, finished appearance.
The fasteners are easy to service, making them ideal for interior trim, IPCC, and pillar applications.
Double-headed clips are used to adjust the distance between two panels and are available with a seal for watertightness.
Push-rivets provide easy manual assembly and high serviceability without compromising retention. Simply push through or turn the screw to lock and the expansion leg provides a secure joint.
Push-pins provide easy manual assembly and quick mounting. ARaymond also designs Push-pins with barb that easily grabs onto the panel with minimal force.
Fastening solutions improve automotive safety
ARaymond developed a side curtain airbag fastening solution with superior retention, improving passenger safety. The solution delivers a number of benefits, both on and off the assembly line. It requires very low force to install, comes in a range of packaging thicknesses, and is easy to disassemble using standard pliers. The part also facilitates serviceability—it can be disassembled and reassembled up to five times with no deformation to the plastic material.
Our threaded fasteners combine the dependability of common threaded fasteners and the versatility of spring steel for value-added solutions that can be used in most assembly environments. ARaymond? nuts are lightweight and easy to assemble.
Our wide range of standard products can accommodate most panel orientations and sizes, fit several panel thicknesses, and are suitable for both metric or self-taping and PT thread screws.
Panel edge nuts?
We offer a wide range of U-shaped sheet metal nuts to manage a variety of trim (instrument panel and central console and closures), chassis, and powertrain configurations. Our panel edge nuts join mating panels quickly, easily, and securely. A special self-retention feature speeds up assembly.
A retention ring secures the pre-mounting of the nut on the panel before the assembly. Plus, an anti-creeping mechanism makes our panel edge nuts compatible for use with plastic panels and offers tolerance management to correct any misalignment between panel mounting holes or to compensate for panel deformation.
Prevailing torque is possible as well as integrated guide flaps to allow automated assembly processes. Electrically insulated nuts, caged nuts, and watertight nuts are also available.
Expansion nuts and plastic push-in nuts
Our push-in nuts provide fast and vibration-resistant assembly in blind and center-panel locations where only one side is accessible. Easy to snap in, they are self-retained by spring legs. Plastic push-in nuts are suitable for situations where corrosion-resistance or watertightness are needed.
Self locking snap-on nut
This particular snap-on nut is designed in an S?shape with a second impression, which offers prevailing torque for sheet metal screws.
Transport is also secured with a retention ring.
We offer a wide range of shaft retainers for smooth studs, metric studs, weld-studs, and grooved studs or shafts, ideal for a variety of trim mounting applications.
When screws or bolts need to be held in place before a nut is positioned and tightened, push-on stud retainers are an easy solution. They do not require any special tools and eliminate time-consuming assembly operations. Their compact design is ideal for applications where space is limited.
75% lighter tailgate hinge, compatible with materials
ARaymond engineers designed a two-in-one strain relief plate with a metal interface to distribute the load between hatch and hinge.
The original assembly was made up of 3?separate parts (1?nut, 2?spring rings), requiring tools for the assembly of nut and? spring ring. ARaymond developed? a lightweight 2-in-1 component that reduced tailgate hinge weight by 75%.
Compatible with composite? materials and creep-free, the part ensures both strain relief and load distribution and offers simple screw-in mounting.
Our wide range of protecting and finishing fasteners protect against dust and water infiltration and keep plastic from creeping. All of our protecting and finishing components are easily mounted by clipping or pushing;? certain products come pre-assembled.
Metal anti-creeping rings?
Anti-creeping rings transmit the locking torque of the screw while preventing plastic creeping, thus stabilizing? the screwing points. ARaymond provides a wide range of designs (elastic and non-elastic, round or oblong, etc.) compatible with a variety of panel thickness.
Grommets prevent wires and tubes from being damaged when passing through a panel hole. High quality sealing prevents water and dust infiltration when adjusted to fit the wire/tube diameter while reducing vibration and the associated noise.
We offer a wide range of plugs with a tight seal to prevent water and dust infiltration; certain products are available with a water evacuation feature.
Specific engine plug designs are also available with assembled O-ring seal for water-tightness or locking system with hinge for easy serviceability.
Assembly on lightweight panels
This trim panel fastener for side frames and roof panels was expressly designed by ARaymond engineers to meet the specific requirements of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic.
This one-single part is easy to install by simple pressing-in. It provides high tolerance management on the mounting foot and is watertight up to 150 mm (static) to ensure high assembly quality and stability. In addition this panel fastener is serviceable and can be assembled and disassembled several times.
ARaymond offers vehicle-specific development services to respond to automotive OEMs’ and parts manufacturers’ assembly challenges. We work hand-in-hand with our customers at every step of the product development process. Our goal is to exceed our customers’ expectations through innovative, efficient, and cost-effective custom assembly solutions. At ARaymond we handle all stages of manufacturing in house, from designing molds to plastic injection molding of complex or particularly detailed parts. We use overmolding and bi-injection (multi-material) molding processes compatible with over 300 thermoplastic materials (polyamide, polyethylene, polyvinyl acetates, polypropylenes, and more).
ARaymond can design, develop, and manufacture custom cable channels, boxes, covers, fuse and relay holders, electronic box protectors, spoilers, and deflectors made from injection-molded plastic with or without metal inserts for robust performance throughout the vehicle’s lifetime.
Ensuring performance while reducing weight
We have the design and simulation capabilities to engineer injected-molded lightweight channels, removing material to reduce weight while?maintaining product performance with a single part.
We can provide versatile, complex bracket?shapes to suit almost any packaging requirement and surface treatments to suit all vehicle environments. Our product development process is optimized to meet our customers’ requirements and specifications: reducing the number of parts, decreasing weight, or improving ease of assembly.
Metal brackets provide robust, temperature-resistant assembly; spring steel delivers elasticity; vibration can be reduced through product design or by applying plastic materials. Our brackets can withstand heavy loads while achieving substantial weight savings.
Bi-material bracket for high temperature resistant and lightweight
To respond to temperature requirements for applications like fixing the line anti-brake system at the damper, ARaymond came up with an optimized bracket design combining metal and plastic, offering high temperature resistance, stabilizing A/C lines against vibration, and securely holding pipes in place with an additional closure made of spring steel and a lockable pipe holder.
ARaymond is able to provide a comprehensive assembly service, involving metal, plastic parts or a bi-material assembly. We also combine our expertise in clipping, connecting, and bonding to provide the best assembly solution.
Modular connecting rod
ARaymond designed a new connecting rod that can be fully customized to meet customer needs. Given the different lengths, orientations, diameters, and shapes available, the applications are limitless.
This 100% plastic part is lighter than the metal solutions on the market and does not require grease. The spring design delivers a low push-in force and high pull-out resistance.
Manufacturing? and assembling parts requiring kinematics is one of ARaymond’s areas of expertise. ARaymond is particularly experienced with parts to manage passenger car air distribution systems.?Our experts start with customer specifications ?to optimize the design of individual parts to be assembled together to ensure both a good assembly and end performance.?
ARaymond has dedicated production facilities for kinematic parts and 100% control of assembly through torque and other tests to guarantee the functioning of the part.
All ARaymond? nozzles and washer systems are designed, developed, and manufactured in-house to respond to specific customer requests. Spray nozzles are relatively small components in car washer systems.
However, they have a huge impact on assembly productivity and profitability. In addition, the correct nozzle can reduce washer fluid consumption and allow smaller washer fluid tank sizes.
Our front and rear nozzles are available with different spray features: eyeball nozzles, fan spray nozzles, and “combispray nozzles” and can be equipped with full or partial heating systems and with integrated check valves.
We can also develop custom oscillating fan spray nozzles for a high-impact spray to remove dirt and detergent.
ARaymond also provides Quick Connectors to easily connect hoses with no tools. These QCs can be used for windshield or headlight washer systems where larger inner diameters are required due to higher water pressures.
We can also provide non-return valves to integrate into hoses. The valves can be equipped with different sleeves and offer different opening pressures.
Camera and sensor nozzles
Front and rear cameras and sensors are becoming increasingly popular, a trend that will gain traction as the use of driverless cars takes hold. In the United States, cameras are now even required.
ARaymond is responding to the growing use of cameras with a new rear-view camera nozzle, which offers a hook fastening system that is easy to assemble and disassemble, low water consumption, and an integrated check valve.
Director of Product Engineering, ARaymond - Clipping Systems, USA
Replace metal with lightweight materials without compromising performance.
Ford turned to automotive assembly specialist ARaymond and raw materials supplier Sabic to develop a plastic transmission heat exchanger cradle to replace a metal component. With ARaymond’s design know-how and Sabic’s experience with raw materials, the part developed delivered robust performance in a humid, high-temperature environment, reducing the total weight and cost of the heat exchanger and bracket by around 10%. A tool-free click and lock tab system eliminated riveting for fast, easy assembly. The new part was also designed to be resistant to deformation during shipping for a better fit. Finally, the plastic material eliminated the corrosion that plagues aluminum parts.
Our proprietary AR-BAG? material was designed by ARaymond materials experts to respond to elasticity requirements for applications like exterior trim parts, which must be able to withstand underbody impacts.
Our materials team can customize formulations for properties that meet each customer’s unique needs. For example, recycled material can be added to formulations, saving on costs.