With the Laboratory for control of joining technologies (LAMA), a laboratory operated in conjunction with INSA Toulouse, Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University, CNRS, IMT Mines Albi and ISAE-Supaero, Cetim strengthens its ties with the academic world in this specialised field, to serve the needs of manufacturers.
Increasing environmental requirements have led to the design of multi-material parts selected to meet specific weight reduction needs while ensuring optimal mechanical properties. There are still major scientific obstacles associated with the sizing of mechanical joints such as screwed, riveted, bonded or hybrid joints (bonding + mechanical joint) so they can be used on a daily basis by design offices for applications with structural strength requirements.
The Laboratory for control of joining technologies (LAMA), a laboratory operated in conjunction with INSA Toulouse, Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University, CNRS, IMT Mines Albi and ISAE-Supaero, seeks to strengthen the synergies that have existed for several years between the academic world and Cetim as well as to conduct R&D projects focused on mechanical joints, bonding and “hybrid bonding / mechanical” joints. It will see cooperation in joint research programmes, the establishment of common research teams and the sharing of resources and services.
10 research structures serving the needs of industrial SMEs
LAMA is the tenth joint laboratory consolidating Cetim’s ties with academic research in order to provide companies with practical tools to apply the results of advanced scientific works.