Melt joining of thermoplastic based composites and lightweight metal
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||December 2010 - December 2011|
Purpose and goal
The objective of the project is to create a joint between advanced thermoplastic composites and lightweight metals by means of thermal shrinkage and mechanical interlocking. Metal cast geometries suitable for assuring good adhesion to the composite, the composite/metal interface quality, and the composite internal structure as affected by the suggested thermal joining technique, will be investigated. The aim is to manufacture a joint with equal or better mechanical performance as conventionally designed joints, but with significantly reduced lead time.