Hybrid technologies for joining dissimilar materials
This paper presents an overview of hybrid technologies for joining dissimilar materials in automotive applications. CMT welding/brazing technology has been experimentally verified for the purpose of joining dissimilar steels or steels and aluminium alloy. Two types of filler material were used, one based on Cu and the other based on Al. When joining dissimilar steels, a true brazed joint was formed, while when joining steels and aluminium, a hybrid – welded/brazed joint was formed. Subsequently, metallographic analysis of the joints and testing of their load carrying capacity was carried out.