Technische Universität Braunschweig Institut für Füge- und Schweißtechnik

Street: Langer Kamp 8
Zip-Code: 38106
City: Braunschweig
Website: www.ifs.tu-braunschweig.de

Long Description: 

The institute of joining and welding of the Technical University of Braunschweig has approximately 60 employees, 35 thereof being scientific staff. Apart from the primary location in Braunschweig, the institute also has a subsidiary in Aachen.

The institute, with its managing director Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dilger, deals with the whole range of joining, from welding technology to adhesive bonding to the simulation of joined connections. Research work is done on progressive and innovative joining procedures for machine, vehicle and aircraft construction. In addition to this research work, an extensive range of courses is also offered. Numerous courses are carried out in the form of lectures and laboratory work, thus providing knowledge on joining and associated manufacturing procedures in theory as well as in practice.

Products + Services:

  • Adhesive bonding of FRP and hybrid constructions
  • Surface treatment of FRP
  • Preforming
  • Accelerated curing of adhesives and resins for infusion processes
  • Testing and simulation of bonded parts

Value-Added Steps

Manufacturing Processes
Joining & Assembly Techniques
Surface Technology
Training & Education



Competence Description: 

The institute of joining and welding covers the whole range of joining. Welding of light metals (aluminum and magnesium) is researched, as are soldering and mechanical joining. Another focus of the research work is on joining techniques for lightweight construction. The institute is particularly active in the area of adhesive bonding and composite technology. The main competencies of the institute in these areas lie in adhesive bonding of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) and hybrid constructions, innovative procedures for preforming as well as the research of economic processes for the surface treatment of FRP. In addition, intensive investigations are carried our as regards procedures for fast curing of adhesives, for accelerated curing of matrix resins for the application in resin infusion processes and innovative molding tools. The expertise of the institute in this area makes it possible to use the FRP, meeting the requirements and loads, so that the potential of the materials can be optimally utilized.


  • testing
  • preforming
  • joining techniques
  • surface treatment
  • fast curing