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Recent Developments in Laser Welding of Aluminum Alloys to Steel

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LaserON Research Group, CINTECX, School of Engineering, University of Vigo, Lagoas-Marcosende, E-36310 Vigo, Spain
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Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University of Turku, FI-20014 Turku, Finland
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Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction Department, University of Vigo, EEI, Lagoas-Marcosende, E-36310 Vigo, Spain
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Metals 2021, 11(4), 622; https://doi.org/10.3390/met11040622
Received: 19 March 2021 / Revised: 5 April 2021 / Accepted: 8 April 2021 / Published: 12 April 2021
The development of high-performance dissimilar aluminum–steel joints is necessary to promote the feasibility of multi-material design and lightweight manufacturing. However, joining aluminum to steel is a challenging task mainly due to the formation of brittle intermetallic compounds (IMC) at the joint interface. Laser welding is considered a very promising joining process for dissimilar materials, although its application in industry is still limited by the insufficient mechanical performance of the joints. The present paper aims to give a comprehensive review of relevant recent research work on laser joining of aluminum to steel, contributing to highlighting the latest achievements that could boost acceptance of laser joining of dissimilar materials by the modern industries. To this end, the most important challenges in laser joining of aluminum to steel are presented, followed by recent approaches to overcome these challenges, the state-of-art of comprehension of IMC formation and growth, and the different strategies to minimize them. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-material design; lightweight manufacturing; dissimilar welding; intermetallic compounds; laser welding; aluminum alloys; steels multi-material design; lightweight manufacturing; dissimilar welding; intermetallic compounds; laser welding; aluminum alloys; steels
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Wallerstein, D.; Salminen, A.; Lusquiños, F.; Comesaña, R.; García, J.d.V.; Rodríguez, A.R.; Badaoui, A.; Pou, J. Recent Developments in Laser Welding of Aluminum Alloys to Steel. Metals 2021, 11, 622. https://doi.org/10.3390/met11040622

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Wallerstein D, Salminen A, Lusquiños F, Comesaña R, García JdV, Rodríguez AR, Badaoui A, Pou J. Recent Developments in Laser Welding of Aluminum Alloys to Steel. Metals. 2021; 11(4):622. https://doi.org/10.3390/met11040622

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Wallerstein, Daniel, Antti Salminen, Fernando Lusquiños, Rafael Comesaña, Jesús d.V. García, Antonio R. Rodríguez, Aida Badaoui, and Juan Pou. 2021. "Recent Developments in Laser Welding of Aluminum Alloys to Steel" Metals 11, no. 4: 622. https://doi.org/10.3390/met11040622

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