Mission

of the Joining Sub-Platform

To develop a competitive, innovative and sustainable Joining competence that utilises advanced techniques and products, to add value to manufacturing, generating economic growth and skilled jobs for the benefit of EU stakeholders

This Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) has been created to support this mission and give considered and appropriate technical direction to its implementation, given the grand challenges identified by the European Commission.

Joining spans a wide range of techniques and materials. It can be defined as:

Creating a bond of some description between materials or components to achieve a specific physical performance.