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Joining and Assembly

A key challenge for the application of lightweight metals to manufactured goods is joining them – to other lightweight metals, traditional steel alloys, or non-metallic materials.

Why Joining and Assembly?

  • Key to mixing different materials into a design
  • Flexibility in designing to a performance target
  • Better integration of different systems
  • Control distortion of thing panels
  • Reduce costs
  • Reduce corrosion
  • Allow new uses for lightweight metals
  • Optimal weight reduction

Pillar Leader
Jerry Gould, EWI

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