U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Multimaterial Joining Workshop
July 23, 2012
At the Multimaterial Joining Workshop (held in Chicago, IL, on July 23, 2012), subject matter experts from industry and academia described their views on state-of-the-art technologies, opportunities, and manufacturing challenges. Multimaterial joining techniques are important to diverse industries such as automotive, aerospace, rail, consumer goods, and medical devices. Further development of multimaterial joining technologies can lead to more reliable and low-cost multimaterial joints and welds for commercial and industrial applications.