Joining Webinar

AISI Automotive Webinar:

Mixed Material Joining – A/SP Research Results
Wednesday, July 8th – 9:00-10:00am EDT



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Join AISI for a review of Mixed Material Joining Research Results from the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP), presented by Bryan Macek, Senior Technical Specialist FCA US LLC.

This informative presentation will discuss the A/SP’s project motivation to enable OEMs to leverage the full spectrum of structural materials to meet aggressive mass targets without impacting vehicle safety and durability. A/SP initiated this Mixed Material Joining project to help OEMs characterize the performance of multiple joining technologies that can be used to integrate alternate structural materials in steel intensive executions in high volume production scenarios.





Hear about the A/SP’s mixed material joining research, including:

  • Evaluation of multiple joining technologies including; Resistance Element Welding, Solid Self Piercing Rivets, and Friction Rivets.
  • Fabrication and testing of two thickness (2T) and three thickness (3T) test coupons.
  • And learn how the selected technologies performed for 2T and 3T joining stacks, their respective energy absorption and gain an understanding of what worked and what didn’t.

Watch this informative webinar, and hear how these solutions enable automotive OEMs to exercise the option of joining alternate materials to steel by generating and publishing structural joint performance data for multiple mixed materials joining technologies. This webinar is offered complimentary to the automotive engineering and educational community in collaboration with the Auto/Steel Partnership by AISI.

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View Recorded Webinar Here                            Access/Download Presentation Slides Here