Joining techniques and controls

The teaching topics dealt with in the context of joining techniques and controls are the following:

Joining techniques: students will learn the basic concepts of welding and will be able to recognize metallurgical and operational defects that can be found. They will have the tools to establish the geometric parameters of a joint by selecting the most suitable cutting technique. Thanks to an in-depth analysis of the main welding techniques, students will have the means to select between conventional welding technologies such as coated electrode, submerged arc, MIG MAG and TIG welding and the most innovative ones such as plasma, electron beam, laser and FSW, the one that is most suitable for the material and type of application selected.

Composite materials technologies: The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the different families of composites made with ceramic, metal or polymeric matrix. Particular importance will be given to the techniques of joining by gluing. The various families of adhesives of industrial interest will be analyzed and concepts relating to the preparation of materials before gluing will be introduced. Finally, an in-depth analysis of the procedures to be adopted will be carried out to create structural bonded joints.

Non-destructive testing methods: the purpose of the teaching is to provide general concepts regarding the main defects that may arise in the components. The main types of non-destructive control used in the industrial sector will be introduced. At the end of the course the student will have acquired theoretical knowledge on which are the most suitable control techniques for each type of artifact and defect to be identified and will be able to draw up an inspection plan in its various phases.


  • Carla Gambaro¬†
  • Enrico Lertora
  • Chiara Mandolfino


  • Laboratory for testing and characterization of joint materials and metallography

Last update 19 January 2022