The arc welding department is equipped with a representative selection of welding power sources and machines for GMA welding, TIG and plasma welding, submerged-arc welding right to the rare vertical position welding methods electro gas welding and electro slag welding. Typical tasks are the development and qualification of welding processes for different materials and application fields with the aim of obtaining the required mechanical-technological properties for joint welds and also for surface welds.
The materials range from low-alloyed to complex high-performance materials, they include also dissimilar metal welds, such as steel/aluminium. For process analysis, the ISF provides of various measurement systems, for example for the recording of transient current path/voltage time curves and of high-speed camera technology.
Another section deals with the development of solutions and methods for automation in welding, including welding robots and sensor systems.