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Plastic to Metal, Steel to Aluminum—the Future of Welding and Lightweight Vehicles

November 29, 2022

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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan News

Vehicles today are primarily steel or aluminum based. Researchers are developing ways to combine metals and plastics in production to make them dramatically lighter, stronger, safer, and more environmentally friendly. In this faculty Q&A, Pingsha Dong, the Robert F. Beck Collegiate Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan, will discuss the first viable method for directly welding plastic and metal.

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