The mechanical joining process of a sheet metal pair has been developed in order to replace the resistance spot welding process in case that joining of mechanically unweldable materials and coated sheet metals with different thickness are needed. Form-joining or clinching, a kind of mechanical joining process, is defined as joining process of a sheet metal pair by geometric constraint imposed by plastic deformation of workpieces without any additive part. It has been reported that the joining strength by commercial form-joining apparatus is 50∼70 percent of that by resistance spot welding. Therefore, a two-step form-joining process with a secondary punch is proposed. The device is designed to improve the joining strength by increasing the geometric constraint of the deformed shape by combining a primary punch, a secondary punch and a female die. In order to verify the improved joining strength by the designed process, the tensile-shear strength, the peel-tension strength and the asymmetric peel-tension strength are compared with those by the TOX process and resistance spot welding.