The large variety in new materials in industrial production and especially in automotive industry implies severe challenges to assembly operations. Material combinations such as high strength steel to itself, aluminum to itself, aluminum and magnesium alloys to steel and metals to sandwich materials and polymers are very difficult or impossible to join by welding. This has promoted the development of alternative methods of assembly. Among these methods, an important group is deformation assisted joining. The paper categorizes these methods into the following types of joining mechanisms: 1. Mechanical joining including form-fit as well as force-fit (friction based) joints, 2. Solid-phase welding and 3. Fusion welding combined with plastic deformation. After an introduction of the above, the authors present their own developments of industrial application examples of each of the three types of assembly.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Joining Processes Welding : Welding, Plastic Deformation, and Adhesion|
|Editors||Lucas da Silva, Paulo Martins, Mohamad El-Zein|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Series||Advanced Joining Processes|