Additively manufactured clamping structures improve adhesion and joining processes

Press release (Nr. I) - Fraunhofer IWS / 19.1.2017

The turn from traditional “monolythic” components, made of one single material, to hybride constructions made of atypical materials implies great challenges. Modern joining processes must be able to join most diversified materials in a robust and durable manner. The scientists of the IWS Dresden favour clamping structures for transition joints between metal, ceramics or plastic material. The tailored micro structures enable a later application of mechanically highly resistant joints between the parts to be connected.