The research activities of the department Joining and Assessment (WMF) encompasses the laser material processing of metallic lightweight engineering materials and their characterisation. Besides laser welding and laser additive manufacturing modification processes, such as laser shock peening and laser heating, are studied. The goal of the research in WMF is the analysis and optimisation of local and global material properties and residual stress conditions. For this purpose, both experimental methods as well as simulations are utilised.
The department WMF is subdivided into two groups: