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Concept and planning phase in close coordination with the project partners.
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Concept and planning phase in close coordination with the project partners.

Comprehensive materials science expertise, close interdisciplinary cooperation with the IWS departments for high-speed laser processing, materials characterization and testing, and component design create the basis for technology and process developments for laser-based welding processes. Our services include:

  • Consulting
  • Feasibility studies
  • Implementation of R&D work
  • Technology developments + joint analysis
  • Process testing (applications + prototypes)
  • System developments in cooperation with our partners
  • Technical support for process introduction and training forengineers and system operators
  • Damage case analyses

Manifold joining expertise – from direct thermal joining and thick metal sheet laser welding to joining with reactive multilayer systems

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Video: Material connections for life (YouTube)

Fraunhofer IWS is researching and developing material joints designed to last a lifetime. Aluminum, steel or even plastics are joined faster, more efficiently and with less impact on the material.