The SearchLite is conducting a Market Discovery Challenge to understand the future of dissimilar material joining and its applications.
In recent years automotive and aircraft manufacturers have prioritized vehicle weight reduction in an effort to improve energy efficiency and reduce overall pollution. Creating multi-material structures is an effective approach to reducing vehicle weight. However, the challenge in producing these multi-material structures has been joining the different types of materials together.
The SearchLite wants to understand what the current state of the art is for dissimilar materials joining and identify other industries that might benefit from dissimilar material joining.