Joining

Joining technology is fundamental to engineering and manufacturing. Without the ability to make strong and durable connections between materials, it would not be possible to produce the many different items upon which industry and consumers rely.

From the very large (buildings, aircraft, trains and bridges) to the very small (medical implants and electronic devices), joining capability across the HVM Catapult is supporting industry to improve the performance of joints for real operating conditions based on a deep understanding of the cause-effect relationships, as well as of materials process interactions. The HVM Catapult has experience and capability to help companies develop new and optimised joining processes, even for the most demanding applications and industries ranging from electron welding of large structures for nuclear to remote laser welding (RLW) for vehicle manufacture and diffusion bonding of metallic critical aerospace parts.