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Joining Laboratory

Resistance spot welding system

Production of spot and line welds with and without filler material, fully automatable

Our Services

  • Examination of weldability  
  •  Parameter determination and process optimization   
  •  Extended process monitoring   
  •  Thermography   
  •  Default and further  
  •  Investigation of hybrid and mixed compounds  
  •  Special electrode construction and testing   
  •  Characterization of the joint 

Technical Data

  • DeltaSpot technology (Fronius)  
  • Nominal power 250 kVA  
  • Clamping force 7 kN  
  • Process belts for aluminium, zinc, copper and other   
  • Design as pliers   
  • 2, 3 or multiple connections  

Thermally assisted self-piercing riveting system

Fabrication of mechanic form-locking joints of high- and highest-strength sheets and components with low ductility (e.g. high pressure die cast components)

Our Services

  • Investigation of the joinability of various alloy systems
  • Parameter adjustment and optimization
  • Tempature control
  • Investigation and optimizaiton of the rivet geometry
  • Analysis of hybrid- and hetero-joints
  • Characterization of the joint (metallographic analysis)
  • Analysis of the joint properties (mechanical testing)

Technical Data

  • Prototype system 
  • Temperature control of the sheet via electric resistance heating 
  • Variable system for punch and matrix 
  • 2, 3 or multi-stack joints