The increasing trend towards lightweight constructions, especially in the aerospace sector and in automotive production requires the use of new technologies, manufacturing processes and materials. FRP in particular, are frequently used in this context, due to their high stiffness and strength. The invention proposes a reliable method to weld FRP components onto other FRP components or onto metallic structures. This becomes possible by inserting metallic inserts into the composite, that serve as bridging points to enable a resistance projection welding process. A patent application has been filed in Germany. On behalf of the RWTH University, PROvendis is seeking a partner for further development in view of funding and licensing the technology.
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