Fields of Application Joining

Characterization Joining

The application group Joining covers all processes that create a long-term connection between the two joining partners at the joint. The transfer of forces between the two joined components can be carried out by a form-locked, friction-locked or adhesively joined connection. Typical joining methods are, for example, arc welding, laser welding, resistance spot welding and mechanical joining.

ARC Welding

Arc Welding

Arc welding processes ( MIG / MAG , TIG , MMA , UP , ... ) are of the upmost economic importance due to their flexible application and relatively low equipment costs for both robotic and/ or manually controlled constructions. Due to a high melting rate and a high gap-bridging ability these processes are found most notably, in steel plants, power stations and shipbuilding.

Simufact Application Laser Welding

Beam Welding

Beam welding is a thermal joining process, in which a component is heated and welded by a laser or electron beam. A high-end process for application cases requiring the highest degree of precision. 

Pressure Welding

Pressure welding is a group of different joining processes which have all in common that the components are joined by applying heat and pressure. The heat can either be generated by an electrical current flow (resistance welding) or by friction (friction welding).

Resistance Spot Welding

Resistance Spot Welding is a pressure welding process during which the sheets are pressed together locally with the help of fitted copper electrode welding guns.

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Mechanical Joining

Forming processes that cause a mechanical interlock between the pieces. Mechanical joining includes riveting methods such as; punch riveting, self-piercing riveting and blind riveting, as well as clinching technologies such pressure joining, clinching and toxing.