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JOINing of copper to aluminium by ElectroMagnetic fields

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 677660

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 715 912,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 127 029

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

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.

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 (14)

BELGISCH INSTITUUT VOOR LASTECHNIEK VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 538 288,75

LYCEE GENERAL ET TECHNOLOGIQUE CONDORCET

France

EU Contribution

€ 428 653,75

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 238 375

Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 398 750

PHI-MECA ENGINEERING

France

EU Contribution

€ 144 812,50

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 250 687,50

EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR WELDING JOINING AND CUTTING

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 381,25

WHIRLPOOL EMEA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 287 875

Whirlpool Europe srl

Italy

CALYOS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 123 812,50

CEGASA PORTABLE ENERGY SLU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 182 784

ALKE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 161 043,75

REFCO NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 223 046,25

INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE D'ARTS ET METIERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 205 306,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 677660

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 715 912,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 127 029

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

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