2009
DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.410-411.105
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Li Han, Ken W. Young, R. Hewitt, N. Blundel, Martin Thornton

Abstract: The increased application of lightweight materials, such as aluminium has triggered many investigations into new joining techniques for aluminium alloys. The Resistance Spot Welding concept for aluminium has always attracted many researchers from different organizations. Self-piercing riveting is the major production process used to join aluminium sheet body structures for the automotive industry. Mean while, interest in laser welding and application as a candidate for joining aluminium is also growing. These …

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