Manufacturing technologies based on joining remain a critical tool for reducing assembly time, cost and excessive use of materials.
Expertise in joining is particularly needed for Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) to be integrated with metals, for optimisation of existing components, but also for new products and new design solutions needed to reduce fuel costs and environmental pollution.
The aim of this talk is to review the most advanced manufacturing routes for joining and machining of CMCs to themselves and to metals.
Mainly long fiber reinforced composites such as C/C, C/SiC, SiC/SiC and oxide/oxide will be considered.
This talk will include an overview on the most recent joining materials and technologies, together with the design of interfaces used to obtain new and reliable CMCs based components for a wide range of applications spanning from aerospace to energy production.
A summary of mechanical tests on joined CMCs components will be given.