Seminar "Joining of dissimilar materials"

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BWI, SIRRIS, Agoria and Flanders Make will organise a seminar on Tuesday Octobre 24 2017 about joining of dissimilar materials.


Global trends force the industry to manufacture lighter, safer, more environmentally friendly, more performant and cheaper products: the machine construction sector is aiming at more performant machine components, for the consumers and construction products, increased integration of functionalities provides a competitive advantage and in the transport sector, weight reduction is pursued. Combining conventional metals with others or even new materials, offers designers solutions where a design consisting out of one material fails. A multi-material design exploits the material with desired properties for each part of the component or product.

New developments

Some processes have the potential for welding of dissimilar metals. 

This seminar will provide insights in the modern joining technologies capable of joining of dissimilar materials, and will allow companies to identify the suitable joining technique for their products.


    The seminar will take place on Tuesday Octobre 24 (10h - 17h) in Brussels.

    BluePoint Brussels
    80 Bd. A. Reyers
    1030 Brussels


    • 9h30 - 10h : Registration and coffee
    • 10h : Dissimilar metal joining using friction welding. Colin Nicholls, KUKA Systems UK Ltd., United Kingdom.
    • 10h40 : Explosion welded solutions for transition joints. David Gauthier, NobelClad, France
    • 11h20 : Joining of dissimilar materials using electromagnetic fields. Koen Faes, Belgian Welding Institute, Belgium.


    • 12h00 : Lunch break


    • 12h45 : How laser processing enables functional material combinations in (mass) manufacturing. Jurgen Adriaensen, Absolem ProLab.
    • 13h25 : Cold Metal Transfer welding (CMT) of dissimilar materials. Gerhard Posch, Fronius, Austria.
    • 14h05 : Fusion welding of dissimilar materials by electron beam. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Vogelei, University of Applied Sciences Kempten / pro-beam AG&Co. KGaA Germany.


    • 14h45 : Coffee break


    • 15h00 : Ultrasonic Welding of dissimilar materials. Pierre Huyghebaert, Hupico, Belgium.
    • 15h40 : Producing dissimilar assemblies using resistance projection welding. Alexis Chiocca, Institut de Soudure, France.
    • 16h20 : Diffusion bonding of dissimilar alloys and their applications in jet engines, electric cars, vacuum systems and nuclear power plants. Amir Shirzadi, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
    • 17h : Network drink



    More information? Contact:

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    dr. ir. Koen Faes

    +32 (0)9 292 14 03

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    This workshop is organised in the frame of the project "Multi Material Joining". In this project, Sirris, Agoria, BIL & Flanders Make are disseminating practical knowledge about feasible joining technologies for joining of dissimilar materials.

    The project is supported by VLAIO, het Agentschap voor Innoveren en Ondernemen.