AeroMat 2018

LocationGaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Orlando, Florida, USA

The Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht will be present with a stand and various talks at this year's AeroMat.

The department of Solid State Joining Processes at the Institute of Materials Research will present its work on joining technologies for lightweight construction, especially in aircraft construction.

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  • To the Institute of Materials Research Department of Solid State Joining Processes
  • Joining Technologies for Lightweight Engineering The fuselage of a modern aircraft consists of a mix of aluminium and fibre composite structures, which are often lighter and more durable than pure metallic structures. Conventional joining processes, such as sheet metal riveting, are not optimal for these new engineering methods. These processes can be replaced by special, weight-reducing welding methods such as laser or friction stir welding, both examples of successful technology transfer from Geesthacht.