Further Development on Joining of Metal and Fibre Components Using Semi-solid Forming Technology
Lightweight construction requires various combinations of metallic and fibre-based structures as well as adapted joining methods. In the case of automotive engineering, carbon structures such as roofs or transition humps have to be joined with quarter panels and floors. In this context, an innovative joining method for combining sheet metals with carbon textiles was developed at the Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU). First, fundamental investigations were conducted in order to create a material integrated interlock between one single carbon fabric layer and aluminium sheets based on the semi-solid forming technology. This paper deals with further investigations comprising sample heating control and the usage of multilayer carbon textiles.
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