Solid State Joining Processes


Injection Clinching Joining

ICJ, Foto:HZG/Christian Schmid

The department Solid State Joining Processes is part of the Institute of Materials Research and works on basic- and application oriented research topics in the area of friction welding for joining and coating. The research activities in this area comprise the following processes:

  • Friction Stir Welding (FSW)
  • Friction Stir Spot Welding (FSSW)
  • Friction Spot Welding (FSpW)
  • Friction Hydro Pillar Processing (FHPP)
  • Friction Surfacing
  • Hybrid Friction Diffusion Bonding (HFDB)
  • Rotational Friction Welding
  • Friction Riveting
  • Injection Clinching Joining

With the formulation of technological solutions and concepts for joining challenges for the national and European industry, a significant contribution is made in the programme topic "Mechanics and Joining of Light-Weight Materials" of the programme "Advanced Engineering Materials” within Helmholtz-Research-Area "Key Technologies ".

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