Joining as key technology in automotive and mechanical engineering

Considering resource-efficient production, we develop novel joining processes and adapt established technologies to the rising demands. We look at the entire process chain of a component and develop processes for improving joints and the quality of the final product.

Mechanical joining

Innovative processes for lightweight construction and composite design

Our competence in the field of mechanical joining comprises new and further development of joining processes, joining tools, plant components and joining plants as well as quality control and inspection.

Our objective consists in adapting innovative energy-efficient and often cost-effective mechanical joining processes, which can join diverse materials with each other in addition to joining the same materials, to new technology trends.

Thermal joining

Advanced joining technologies for industry

Depending on the joining task, advanced joining technologies are selected to achieve optimal results regarding component properties, quality, processing time and cost. In this context established basic technologies are further developed and optimized for the intended applications.

The core areas consist in optimizing industrial applications (including manufacturing of prototypes), research and development of lightweight and composite constructions (metal-metal, FRP-metal), preparation and evaluation of manufacturing concepts and optimization of processes and products by applying numerical simulation.