Innovative processes for lightweight construction and composite design
Innovative joining processes are the basis for implementing sustainable component concepts. We develop processes, e.g. for joining of high-strength steels with light alloys based on aluminum, magnesium or titanium, and for joining of material combinations of metals and fiber-reinforced plastics. Another research focus lies on optimization of joining processes regarding quality, reproducibility as well as energy- and resource-efficiency. This includes the description of the entire production process for car body assembly groups using continuous experimental and numerical investigation of the process chain (forming, joining and lacquer drying).