Project

Vision

The Joining industry is a challenging scientific and technological area on a global scale. The Joining Sub-Platform vision and its strategy will therefore, ensure that Europe continues to play a leading role in manufacturing, based on the enabling technologies of Joining. The vision will also look to accelerate the exploitation of Joining within Europe to a global level, and assist in addressing the European Grand Challenges, such as societal issues and the environment

  • Competitive Joining techniques that demonstrate their importance within manufacturing
  • Business models that support higher value and more flexible production methods
  • Joining processes that are knowledge based through scientific understanding High performance Joining for new materials maintaining structural properties
  • Joining technology distinguished as a sustainable, resource and energy efficient process that also serves the social agenda
  • Improved productivity and efficiency of Joining processes
  • Accelerated exploitation of Joining on a global level
  • Joining integrated and recognised as a core element of manufacturing processes
  • The development of Joining to support localised manufacturing through the expertise, and knowledge of skilled workers in Europe
  • Joining contributing to wealth creation in industry, particularly SMEs