A new process chain for joining sheet metal to fibre composite sheets

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Plettke R, Schaub A, Gröschel C, Scheitler CJ, Heinle M, Ranft F, Merklein M, Schmidt M, Drummer D
Titel Sammelwerk: Key Engineering Materials
Verlag: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2014
Band: 611-612
Tagungsband: Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 611 - 612)
Seitenbereich: 1468-1475
ISBN: 9783038351061
ISSN: 1013-9826


Mixed-Materials parts have great light-weight potential for the automotive application to reduce the carbon footprint. But the joining of fibre composite plastic sheets to metal sheets is in practical application limited to adhesive bonding or mechanical joining with additional fastener elements due to the large differences in physical properties. A new process chain based on plastic joining without fastener elements is proposed and first results on the mechanism and on the achievable strength of the new joints are shown. The process chain consists of three steps: First joining pins are added to the sheet metal by an additive manufacturing process. In a second step these pins are pierced through the fibre composite sheet with a local heating of the thermoplastic in an overlap setup. In the third and last step the joint is created by forming the pins with the upsetting process to create a shape lock. The shear strength of the joined specimens was tested in a tensile testing machine. The paper shows that even with a non-optimized initial setup joints can be realised and that the new process chain is a possible alternative to adhesive bonding. © 2014 Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Drummer, Dietmar Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Kunststofftechnik
Gröschel, Christian
Lehrstuhl für Kunststofftechnik
Heinle, Martina
Lehrstuhl für Kunststofftechnik
Merklein, Marion Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie
Plettke, Raoul Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie
Ranft, Florian
Lehrstuhl für Kunststofftechnik
Schaub, Adam
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie
Scheitler, Christian Josef
Lehrstuhl für Photonische Technologien
Schmidt, Michael Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Photonische Technologien


Plettke, R., Schaub, A., Gröschel, C., Scheitler, C.J., Heinle, M., Ranft, F.,... Drummer, D. (2014). A new process chain for joining sheet metal to fibre composite sheets. In Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 611 - 612) (pp. 1468-1475). Finnland: Trans Tech Publications Ltd.

Plettke, Raoul, et al. "A new process chain for joining sheet metal to fibre composite sheets." Proceedings of the Material Forming ESAFORM 2014, Finnland Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. 1468-1475.


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