Joining and Coating Technology

In close collaboration with the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) we open up new fields of application for both traditional techniques like resistance spot welding and electric arc welding, as well as modern beam welding and coating technologies like laser metal deposition. Simulation of welding processes, distortion and residual stress facilitates the rapid introduction of cost-effective, energy-efficient techniques in industry, while also ensuring optimization of existing processes and components. Our work is focused on engineering the requirements-specific joining and coating of cutting-edge materials and combinations of materials, on raising the quality and reliability of joints and coatings, and on improving techniques, making them safer and more productive, more environmentally friendly and less resource-intensive. Our core competencies:

  • Laser powder cladding
  • Laser beam and hybrid welding
  • Resistance spot welding
  • Arc welding
  • Welding simulation