AddJoining: A novel additive manufacturing approach for layered metal-polymer hybrid structures

R. Falck, S. M. Goushegir, J. F. dos Santos, S. T. Amancio-Filho*

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A novel assembling technique based on additive manufacturing and materials joining principles has been introduced for layered metal-polymer hybrid structures. The AddJoining technique produces layered hybrid structures, using polymer 3D printing methods. The feasibility of the technique was demonstrated using fused deposition modeling for single-lap joint configuration. Microstructure and mechanical strength of the joints were studied using two combinations of materials; aluminum 2024-T3 with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and aluminum 2024-T3 with alternate layers of polyamide-6 and carbon-fiber-reinforced polyamide-6. The latter reached an average ultimate lap-shear strength of 21.9 ± 1.1 MPa, showing 19% superior performance to the adhesively bonded joints. This exploratory investigation showed the potential of AddJoining to produce metal-polymer layered structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • ABS
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Aluminum 2024-T3
  • Carbon-fiber-reinforced polyamide-6
  • Composite materials
  • Laminates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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