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JOINing of copper to aluminium by ElectroMagnetic fields

Objective

Global trends force industry to manufacture lighter, safer, more environmentally-friendly, more performant, and cheaper products. Due to its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, copper is widely used in heating and cooling equipment and electrical devices. The rising demand caused the copper price to increase significantly.
Solving the conflict between the technological benefits arising from the excellent properties of copper and the disadvantages regarding cost and weight is possible by substituting current full copper parts by copper-aluminium hybrid parts. Within JOIN’EM, such components will be produced by electromagnetic pulse welding (EMW).
EMW is a high-speed joining technology using pulsed magnetic fields. The joint is formed without heat, but due to the impact of the joining partners. Disadvantages associated with conventional technologies are avoided and high-quality dissimilar material combinations can be joint.
In JOIN’EM, strategies for the process and tool design shall be developed for joining copper-aluminium connections and for 2 other specific material combinations. Profile-shaped components as well as sheet metal applications will be regarded.
For joint optimisation, surface preparation, design of the joint geometry, and other aspects will be investigated. A multi scale simulation strategy will be developed for determination of acting loads, deformation, impacting conditions, joint formation, and load capacity of the joint.
Designing durable and efficient tools is an indispensable prerequisite for the industrial implementation of the technology and will be addressed in the project.
The applicability of the process design strategy shall be validated based on industrial applications. Process and equipment design strategies will be evaluated in an industrial setting. This includes automation and quality control, economic efficiency calculations, life-cycle, and recycling issues, to demonstrate and quantify the advantages of EMW.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 693 212,50

Participants (13)

BELGISCH INSTITUUT VOOR LASTECHNIEK VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 538 288,75
Address
Antoon Van Osslaan 1
1120 Brussel
Activity type
Research Organisations
LYCEE GENERAL ET TECHNOLOGIQUE CONDORCET
France
EU contribution
€ 428 653,75
Address
17 Rue Henri Hertz
02100 Saint-quentin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
France
EU contribution
€ 238 375
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 60
75272 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 398 750
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHI-MECA ENGINEERING
France
EU contribution
€ 144 812,50
Address
Centre D'affaire Du Zenit L'arche, Rue De Sarlieve 34
63800 Cournon-d'auvergne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 250 687,50
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 381,25
Address
Av Antoon Van Oss 1 4
1120 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 875
Address
Via Carlo Pisacane 1
20016 Pero
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CALYOS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 123 812,50
Address
Rue De L'industrie 24
1400 Nivelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CEGASA PORTABLE ENERGY SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 182 784
Address
Avenida Los Huetos 75
01010 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALKE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 043,75
Address
Via Cile 3-5-7
35127 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REFCO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 223 046,25
Address
Ambachtsstraat 16
2390 Malle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE D'ARTS ET METIERS
France
EU contribution
€ 205 306,25
Address
Rue Auber 6
59000 Lille
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments