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A challenge gaining more and more importance is the joining of dissimilar types of plastics to realize tailored multi-material structures for light-weight constructions. Thereby combinations of dissimilar materials like thermosetting carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and thermoplastics play an important role. At the moment the available joining techniques limit the generation of optimal composites.
Global warming is a big issue nowadays and needs to be taken serious. Automobiles mainly contribute at almost a quarter of global CO2 emissions. To contain the greenhouse effect, it is therefore essential to minimize these emissions. Therefore lightweight constructions are gaining importance in industrial applications. To realize the weight reduction often the principle of multi-material design is used. Thereby for each component the optimum material is selected according to the product-specific requirements.