Project: Production of Aluminium-Steel Dissimilar Structures by Solid State Joining Methods

The DISTRUCTURE project is focused in the development of aluminium-steel multimaterial structures for the transport industry. The possibility of introducing dissimilar materials in the design and manufacturing of assemblies arises a great potential for reducing the weight of the vehicles, fuel consumtion and harmful emissions. This benefits would result in very important energy savings and environmental benefits. However, there are many problems that need to be overcome in order to create joints with the sufficient quality. In this sense Friction Stir Welding (FSW) technology has demonstrated to offer clear advantages over traditional welging methods. Thus, innovative multilateral assemblies will be designed and FSW technology will be developed to produce advanced assemblies with improved properties such us lower weight, reduced manufacturing time, etc.

Duration 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2014
Project Topic Adaptive manufacturing technologies: processes for removing, joining, adding, forming, consolidating, assembling
Call MANUNET Call 2011

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Aluminox S.L. Coordinator Spain
2 2A S.p.a. Partner Italy