Method for fastening an accessory to a plastic fuel tank

  • US 9,079,490 B2
  • Filed: 07/10/2008
  • Issued: 07/14/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/11/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for fastening an accessory to a wall of a plastic fuel tank, comprising:

  • fastening by snap-riveting using a tool, at the same time as said tank is manufactured by moulding with a mould, the accessory including at least one orifice through which the snap-riveting is carried out by material of the tank protruding from the orifice and being deformed to mould the rivet,wherein the snap-riveting orifice is at least partially surrounded by a concave relief that protrudes towards an inside of the tank into which a convex relief of the tool presses in order to force the material through the orifice, the convex relief of the tool comprising a counterform to mould an upper part of the rivet.

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