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Multi-Material Adhesive Joining in the Automotive Sector

  • Sylvain PujolEmail author
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Part of the Advanced Structured Materials book series (STRUCTMAT, volume 8)

Abstract

Aston Martin uses lightweight materials in combination with adhesive bonding technology to manufacture its vehicles Body-in-White and this Chapter gives an overview of the motivations, advantages and challenges behind this choice.

A detailed material breakdown and associated joining processes is presented, showing how Aston Martin succeeded in manufacturing a leading performance multi-material automotive body structure. It is also highlighted how joint design and materials selection were carried out for structural and semi-structural applications.

It is demonstrated how adhesive bonding technology and processes were developed and optimised to overcome some of the challenges associated with low volume manufacturing of lightweight, multi-material automotive structures.

Keywords

Spot Welding Adhesive Joint Resistance Spot Welding Moisture Uptake Body Panel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aston MartinGaydonUK

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