Welding - the permanent joining of components by applying heat and/or pressure, with or without filler materials - is indispensable in modern production technology. The welding processes differ according to their purpose (build-up and joint welding), their energy input and the types of process for which welding consumables are usually required. The number of different welding processes is correspondingly diverse. The most important of these are available in the welding technology laboratory. Two casting plants supplement the laboratory with regard to further production processes.
Goals and idea
The laboratory serves to train students in the basics of welding technology. All common welding processes are demonstrated and the students can put the theoretical knowledge into practice on the equipment. The cooperation with the materials laboratory allows the examination of welding results. This also results in challenging topics for Master and Bachelor theses.
Laboratory C 003
Laboratory equipment and activities
- Electrode welding equipment: Kemppi/Lorch
- MIG/MAG gas-shielded welding equipment: AirLiquide Optipuls, Kemppi double case welding machine Pro 4200
- TIG welding machines: Kemppi AC/DC 3500W, Kemppi MLS 2300 AC/DC with water cooling and semi-automatic cold wire feeding Trafimet Easy 300
- Laser welding system: Alpha Laser ALW Vario 150
- Plasma welding/plasma powder cladding system: Castolin Eutronic GAP 2001 DC
- Spot welding system: Tecna spot welding unit with spotter function
- Stud welding unit: HBS CDi 1502 with tip ignition
- Autogenous welding equipment: Knives
- Plasma cutting system
- Foundry with inductive heating for stainless steels and non-ferrous metals
- Mini casting machine MC 100 V