Joining Technologies for the Production of Hybrid Components
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One focus of the Forel platform is the investigation of joining technology for hybrid components. The Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology presents the various adhesive and riveting processes as well as connecting elements for foams. The central issue here is the adaptability of joining technology against the background of changing mobility.
The introduction of new mobility concepts includes a special challenge with regard to joining technology for the production of lightweight structures. The manufacturers are relying not only on proven technologies, but also on new processes to optimize the entire process chain with respect to the lightweight structural design. As a cross-sectional discipline, lightweight design is characterized by its diverse application possibilities, such as the use of new materials. Joining technology picks up on this change, and provides the possibilities to implement resource-efficient lightweight design.
Predictive Joint Connections
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The research and development projects mentioned in this article were and are funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework concept "Innovations for tomorrow's production, services and work" (Forel1: 02PJ2760-64; Forel2: 02P16Z010-014; Leika: 02PJ2770-2781, Prolei: 02P16Z000-005; ReLei: 02PJ2800-2808; SamPa: 02P15Z000-006) and with funds from the Energy and Climate Fund and supported by the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA). The authors are responsible for the content of this publication.
The authors would also like to thank co-author Johannes Göddecke from the Bonding Technology Group at the Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) at the University of Paderborn for his contribution to the paper.