ARaymond provides a broad range of interior trim assembly solutions to enhance passenger comfort and safety while making the assembly process as efficient as possible. Our solutions include panel locking fasteners, metal and plastic snap clips, metal snap-on and push-in nuts, pillar trim clips and security retainers, and inside door trim panel clips and retainers.
ARaymond™ panel locking fasteners are suitable for sun visor, upper console, grab handle, roof handle, and sunglass pocket, and airbag trim assembly. These screwless solutions, compatible with a wide range of panel thicknesses, ensure easy assembly and serviceability while providing high mechanical performance.
Grab handle modular solutions
ARaymond offers a streamlined product range suitable for a wide variety of grab handle designs: with aesthetic head, different colors, retractable or stationary.
When fastening solutions bring more safety
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and, soon, driverless cars, are putting safety at the forefront of the automotive industry in totally new ways. ARaymond has been contributing to automotive safety for years through state-of-the-art fastening solutions and by constantly innovating to respond to increasingly demanding applications.
The airbag clip was created to enhance passenger safety. The clip requires very little force to install, and it must work quickly and support significant stress in the event of an impact.
An advanced manufacturing process was developed to ensure optimal safety and traceability for this product.
ARaymond offers a wide range of screw-in and screwless metal and plastic fastening solutions that cover all IPCC-mounted accessories. These versatile, multi-use standard parts meet standard packaging and design criteria.
Metal and plastic snap clips
Offering the optimal balance between push-in accuracy and pull-out force, these easy-to-service fasteners can be assembled and disassembled several times.
Flexibility by design
Due to packaging constraints, fastening interfaces cannot always be integrated into trim panels. Snap-in panel locking fasteners are a smart value-added alternative to integrated flanges for glove and armrest boxes and a number of other standard uses.
The fasteners can be premounted on the IPCC panels and are compatible with several flange clips with a broad range of specifications (pull-out force, open-close, etc.) for flexibility by design!
The fasteners create real opportunities to improve part number management.
Metal snap on nuts and push-in nuts
These self-retaining and anti-creep parts adapt to several panel thicknesses while reducing overall packaging dimensions.
Pillar trim clips
Pillar snap clips fasten A, B, and C pillar trim to the car body. They can be disassembled several times for serviceability. They are designed to prevent vibration over the car’s lifetime, enhancing consumers’ perception of overall vehicle quality.
2-stage airbag trim retainers increase passenger safety in the event of an impact. They allow the airbag to deploy but keep the trim panel from being ejected.
Customized pillar fasteners, pre-mounted on car body ready to receive trim and manage wires.
Tool-free disassembly for easy trim serviceability
This innovative two-stage airbag trim retainer fits any A, B, or C pillar. A tool-free blind disassembly process facilitates trim replacement after a crash, without dismounting hole.
The retainer is a two-component assembly produced on a fully-automated assembly line with camera quality inspection.
Door panel clips
These easy-to -install and serviceable snap-on panel fasteners confirm that assembly has been completed correctly with an audible click. High quality sealing ensures water-tightness.
Door panel retainer
This panel retainer prevents door trim from being ejected in the event of a side impact and can be disassembled for servicing. Offers easy quarter-turn installation and tolerance management. High quality sealing ensures water-tightness.
Safe and discreet
This innovative two-component screwless panel retainer is compatible with manual assembly processes.
The pin, pre-mounted to the door trim panel, is manually clipped into the fastener base, easily mounted onto the car body by quarter-turn.
The specially-designed head allows vertical and lateral gap compensation. Simply push to disassemble. Once in place the fastener is invisible, delivering added value in terms of design and aesthetics.
High-quality assembly for reduced vehicle noise
A car is subjected to substantial mechanical stress throughout its lifetime. Vibration can compromise structural integrity, ultimately affecting vehicle safety and reliability. And the resulting noise has an enormous impact on consumers’ perceptions of comfort, quality, and performance.
The automotive industry is constantly on the lookout to eliminate NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) and BSR (buzz, squeak, and rattle). Traditionally, testing to identify and eliminate the sources of NVH and BSR issues is done late in the design process.
At ARaymond, we know that fastening quality is a major factor in consumers’ overall perception of vehicle quality. That’s why we focus on NVH and BSR in the early stages of the design process. Our in-house testing lab and expert engineers can assess acoustics, the effects of vibration and temperature on aging, and other key issues, and find the best solution for decoupling vibration, minimizing noise and insulating against airborn noise.
Let us recommend a solution from our catalog or work with you to innovate a new solution to meet your needs.
Advanced Engineering Group Leader, ARaymond - Clipping Systems, France
We actually listen to our parts, because we know that our fastening solutions can really make the difference in terms of the perceived overall quality of a car.
Reducing BSR (buzz, squeak, and rattle) and thus improving passenger comfort is one of today’s major concerns in the automotive industry. At ARaymond, we know that fastening quality can contribute a lot if we focus on BSR in the early stages of the design process. Acoustics assessments help us develop fastening solutions that can reduce the impact of vibration and noise.
ARaymond offers a wide selection of metal snap-on nuts, spring steel panel edge clips, panel push rivets, and push-in pins. Let ARaymond recommend the best fastening solution to respond to your exterior trim assembly challenges, from passive safety and serviceability to flexibility on the assembly line.
Aesthetics solutions to fasten finishers and accessories thanks to its finishing possibilities, painted or not, and allows surface treatments. It offers not only simplicity of assembly just by clipping but also eases maintenance.
Metal snap on nuts
Self-retaining and anti-creeping, overall shape is optimized to achieve low push-on forces in line with ergonomic requirements while supporting high tensile loads.
Robust and flexible solution
The sliding snap-on nut is the perfect solution for large parts like tailgate spoilers subject to dilation due to temperature.
It combines robust screw-in assembly with the flexibility of an embedded anti-creeping ring for tolerance management.
Foam guarantees a watertight seal. The nut can be adjusted by sliding before tightening for a perfect position.
Improved quality and assembly time
By auto-adjusting its height, the self-adjustable gap compensation bumper brings a real value in terms of both perceived quality and assembly process.
Its design allows a variable distance between the vehicle body and the tailgate which automatically adjusts to the geometry of the vehicle. This offers an easier and quicker calibration process combined to a very high level of accuracy, preventing gaps and thus vibrations and noise. Its locking is screwless done by quarter-turn.
These push rivets can be painted and are compatible with surface treatments, offering an aesthetic fastening solutions for finishers and accessories. Simply clips in and out for easy assembly and serviceability.
Panel push pins
Simple clip-mount for trim panels. Watertight seal.
The sliding panel nut is the ideal solution for parts like fenders subjected to temperature-related expansion. The easy-to-fasten screw clip simply pushes in.
This bi-injected, serviceable part can be mounted and dismounted several times thanks to an embedded nut for easy unscrewing.
Fastened to the BIW, bumper-to-fender plastic brackets enhance structural strength and align the two parts to reduce the gap between them.
Assembly quality and stability improve comfort
This bi-injected rocker panel bracket fastens the sill protector to the lower body shell.
It ensures a watertight seal and reduces noise transfer to the passenger compartment. It is also flexible to allow for lower-body-shell expansion.
Micro waterproof push pins
Compact push pins with simple mounting by clipping and waterproof sealing, good solutions for tight packaging environment.
Micro flange clips
Their optimized size allows them to fit in small holes, perfect compact answer to these applications while ensuring a strong fastening.
Compact quarter-turn snap-on clips are an ideal trim fastening solution for situations with packaging constraints and for trim like sliding rail finishers where regular fir-tree mounting is not possible.
The clips can be easily removed from the body but stay fastened to the finisher for easy serviceability. An oblong hole allows the finisher to be adjusted for optimal tolerance management.
Roof molding flaps
Delivered as a mounted part combining the two plastic parts our roof molding flaps are easy to mount and are delivered in trays to allow a fully automatic assembly. The flaps open either by swinging or sliding on a defined position and defined opening and closing forces.
Bonded solutions for greater design flexibility
Combining strength and aesthetics, our bonded solutions deliver a clean surface finish and compact assembly. The bonded clip is pre-mounted on the trim and then the trim is mounted on the car body.
Fasteners increase passive safety
Fasteners like push rivets serve as “mechanical fuses,” improving impact absorption. When they break under the force of an impact, the rivets prevent the shock wave from spreading and protect the parts fastened from deformation.
They also simplify maintenance and lower costs by allowing the equipment to be easily disassembled without being damaged.