|About this Symposium
||Materials Science & Technology 2020
||Joining and Integration of Advanced and Specialty Materials
||Milena Salvo, Politecnico di Torino
Rajiv Asthana, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Valentina Casalegno, Politecnico di Torino
Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino
Michael Halbig, NASA Glenn Research Center (NASA GRC)
Dietmar Koch, University of Augsburg
Hans-Peter Martin, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS
Michael Reece, Queen Mary, University of London
Peter Tatarko, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry Slovak Academy of Sciences
Fabrizio Valenza, National Research Council, Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry and Technologies for Energy
||The joining of advanced materials was identified as a key enabling technology to innovative and sustainable manufacturing. Lightweight and high performance structures and components integrating a large number of functions can be obtained only by combining various materials into a multi–material structure. Traditional methods used for fabricating multi-material components show limitations when advanced materials are involved with large parts and complex shapes to be joined. These limitations can be overcome by new fabrication processes and joining materials, together with suitable surface engineering. Such processes are enabling the fabrication and utilization of components for applications in energy, environment, transportation, and aerospace. Joining and integration include: adhesives, brazing, glass sealing, diffusion bonding, transient liquid phase bonding, direct bonding and surface engineering.
Advanced and reliable methods to test joint integrity will also be part of this symposium.