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9 March 2015 Laser based metal and plastics joining for lightweight design
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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.
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Max Kahmann, Ulf Quentin, Marc Kirchhoff, Rüdiger Brockmann, and Klaus Löffler "Laser based metal and plastics joining for lightweight design", Proc. SPIE 9356, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications IV, 93560F (9 March 2015);


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