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Materials Joining

Metal joining is the process of attaching two or more metal parts together to form a single, integrated structure. There is a wide range of metal joining techniques, each with its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the application.

Metal joining is an important field of study in metallurgy and materials science. The selection of the most appropriate joining technique depends on the materials, design, and service conditions of the parts that need to be joined.

Courses in metal joining will often cover the fundamentals of the different techniques, as well as their applications, limitations, and safety aspects. Graduates of these programs may go on to work in manufacturing, design, maintenance, and repair fields in a wide range of industries.

Research Highlights

  • Weldability and welding metallurgy.
  • Development of joining techniques for dissimilar metals.
  • Laser surface alloying, cladding / Laser based additive manufacturing.
  • Thermal field and distortion analysis.
  • Microstructural modelling of solid state phase transformations during welding.
  • Adhesive bonding of automotive materials.
  • Physical and mathematical simulations of welding processes.