The Welding Technology section concerns itself among other topics with the development of welding and cutting processes and systems in context with thick plates.
The main focus of the development and work in Mechanical Joining Technology is on the qualification of procedures, new connectors, new setting devices and automated solutions, plus consulting services. Testing technology and the monitoring certification section are centralised in this area. The range of services offered covers experimental investigations in addition to consulting services.
The adhesives, composite fibres and surface technology section develops new production and joining procedures for modern lightweight and mixed forms of construction, preferably large structures. A further main point of focus is the investigation of the efficiency and ageing of coatings under maritime environmental conditions.