Laser beam welding of high-alloyed aluminium-zinc alloys

Josephin Enz
The automotive industry is currently facing major challenges. In the course of the enacting of comprehensive environmental regulations for the fuel consumption and CO2 emission of passenger vehicles in Europe and the world, the weight of future vehicles need to be considerably reduced. A weight reduction for automotive structures can be achieved by the substitution of heavy materials by lighter and stronger materials, the implementation of new designs and manufacturing technologies or ideally by a...