Center Tailored Joining

Center "Tailored Joining" – Concentrated competence in Dresden

Joining is a central production challenge and also a significant cost factor. In many cases current joining technology developments offer significant improvements and impulses. Therefore the Fraunhofer IWS in cooperation with the TU Dresden and other partners established the joining technology center “Tailored Joining”. The center is designed to provide an overview to users of joining technology, to show the different processes, their advantages and limitations. New developments will be presented and industrial solutions will be shown.

The basis of the center is formed by the enormous bandwidth of available joining technologies in Germany and also internationally. Fraunhofer IWS performs research on all of these methods:

Our partners at the “Chair Joining Technologies and Assembly” at the TU Dresden concentrate their research work on processes and tools in the field of

  • thermal joining (arc welding, brazing),
  • forming,
  • mechanical joining (screwing and pressing) and
  • hybrid joining.

The scientists focus their work on the comprehensive planning of processes for installation, handling and joining processes.  

Since 2014 the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) Dresden has actively supported our center with its expertise in the field of electron beam technology.

Special effort is spent on presenting a fair comparison of the various solutions. The goal is to provide the user with insightful help when selecting which technology best meets the application’s needs.