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Laser based metal and plastics joining for lightweight design
Author(s): Max Kahmann; Ulf Quentin; Marc Kirchhoff; Rüdiger Brockmann; Klaus Löffler
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Paper Abstract

One of the most important issues in automotive industry is lightweight design, especially since the CO2 emission of new cars has to be reduced by 2020. Plastic and fiber reinforced plastics (e.g. CFRP and GFRP) receive besides new manufacturing methods and the employment of high-strength steels or non-ferrous metals increasing interest. Especially the combination of different materials such as metals and plastics to single components exhausts the entire potential on weight reduction. This article presents an approach based on short laser pulses to join such dissimilar materials in industrial applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9356, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications IV, 93560F (9 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076382
Show Author Affiliations
Max Kahmann, TRUMPF Laser GmbH (Germany)
Ulf Quentin, TRUMPF Laser GmbH (Germany)
Marc Kirchhoff, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH (Germany)
Rüdiger Brockmann, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH (Germany)
Klaus Löffler, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9356:
High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications IV
Friedhelm Dorsch, Editor(s)

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