In order to optimise a structural design, it is necessary to select the right material in the right place. However, optimising the choices of materials can leave areas of a structure with very different materials needing to be joined together. While the traditional approach of adhesives can very often be helpful there are increasingly varied solution for joining increasingly varied materials. This presentation seeks to broaden the awareness of designers and engineers about the possibilities from a variety of ways of joining dissimilar materials.
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