Researchers of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology developed a technology for joining difficult-to-weld materials


Researchers of the Department of Materials Science and Welding at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology have developed an innovative technology of welding a combination of materials with different physical and chemical properties.

Wrocław researchers dealt with so called advanced materials. They include graphite with a composite structure, titanium and magnesium and their alloys. Their properties: lightness, high strength and good corrosion resistance make them very desirable solutions in many industries. However, these materials are not ideal; the problem is to join them, especially in unlike combinations.

The team of Prof. Zbigniew Mirski confirmed that the use of intermediate layers on combined dissimilar materials enables their solderability. The results of the team’s research brought 13 inventions and patents, and the victory in the competition of the Association of Engineers and Technicians of Polish Mechanics.