Laser welding in the aerospace industry

Integral structure for aircraft fuselages
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Integral structure for aircraft fuselages
Laser-welded demonstrator panel with longitudinal and circumferential stiffeners, material: aluminium-lithium (FE load simulation)
© Fraunhofer IWS Dresden
Laser-welded demonstrator panel with longitudinal and circumferential stiffeners, material: aluminium-lithium (FE load simulation)

Constantly increasing demands for reliability and efficiency as well as stricter environmental regulations require continiously new materials and cost-efficient production technologies. Commissioned by enterprises, we are developing environmentally friendly, efficient and sustainable solutions. Thereby new manufacturing approaches, highly productive engineering technologies as well as unique system and testing technology are developed.

  • Laser welding of new Al alloys, e.g. ALMgSc, AlLi
  • System technological developments, e.g. automated clip welding
  • Laser welding of titanium materials, e.g. titanium tubes for air conditioning