Welding and Joining Technologies



+49 241 80 96270



Fundamentals of Joining

Joining technology is one of the key technologies in production technology, regardless wether on a manual or industrial scale. Hardly any product can do without them. The book “Fundamentals of joining technology – welding, brazing and adhesive bonding” offers an introduction to this technology.

Together with its supplementary exercises, the lecture aims to teach students the basics of material-locking joining technology. It is divided into two parts:

The first part of the lecture teaches the material basics (dealt with more intensively in the lecture “Joining Technology II”) in the welding processing of steel as well as basic knowledge about welding processes commonly used in trade and industry, such as arc, beam and resistance welding processes, in their basic variants and mechanical joining. Derived from the functional principles, possible applications and limits are explained. This part of the lecture is completed by recommendations on welding and process-compatible design (intensively dealt with in the lecture series "Joining Technology III") as well as on the necessary occupational safety.

  Copyright: © DVS Media

This is to enable students to select suitable joining processes for common joining tasks. Furthermore, they will be familiar with the material and design conditions necessary for their process-safe use as well as the necessary occupational safety measures.

This basic knowledge is extended in the second part of the lecture. Variants of the welding processes learned in the first part are presented which, as improvements of the original versions, extend their fields of application or are more economical. Mechanization and automation concepts for integrating welding technology into industrial production will also be taught. Special welding techniques optimized for the highly effective fulfillment of specialized joining tasks as well as soldering and bonding complete the list of methods presented in the lecture series. Upon completion, the students now know the industrially relevant material-locking joining methods and can apply them for a joining task and its use. They also know the basic behaviour of steel during welding and hava a basic knowledge of the design of welded constructions.


Lecture and Exercise SS 2023


Time: 05. April 2023 until presumably 12. July 2023, Wednesday, 12:30 - 14:00 Uhr
Lecture Hall: HKW 1 (1132|203)


Time: 06. April 2020 until presumably 13. July 2022, Thursday, 14:30 - 16:00 Uhr
Lecture Hall: Reiff Museum R140 (1080 | 140)

Digital Education:

Usual documents for lectures and exercises will be provided in RWTHmoodle.


The examination in Welding and Joining is for Summer Semester 2022 are yet to be defined.

Lecture and corresponding exercise are relevant for the exams!

A registration via RWTHonline is mandatory


Schedule of Lectures Summersemester 2022

Wednesday, 12:30 - 14:00

Date Subject Lecturer

Introduction, Metallurgical Basics

Dr. Stein

Fusion Welding and Gas Welding

Dr. Stein

Arc Welding I

Dr. Stein

Arc Welding II

Dr. Stein
03.05.2023 Beam Welding I Dr. Stein

Resistance Welding I and Mechanical Joining

Dr. Stein

17.05.2023 Arc Welding III

Dr. Stein

24.05.2023 Mechanisation und Automation Dr. Stein
31.05.2023 ---Excursion Week--- ---
07.06.2023 Beam Welding II Dr. Stein
14.06.2023 Resistance Welding II and Adhesive Bonding Dr. Stein
21.06.2023 Special Processes I Dr. Stein
28.06.2023 Special Processes II and Brazing Dr. Stein
05.07.2023 EXAM Preparation: Process Application Dr. Stein
12.07.2023 --- ---

Schedule of Exercises Summersemester 2023

Thursday, 14:30 - 16:00

Date Subject Lecturer Substitute
06.04.2023 Introduction, Metallurgical Basics Mäde Olesch
13.04.2023 Fusion Welding and Gas Welding Dewald Mierzwa
20.04.2023 Arc Welding I Ebert Kellerwessel
27.05.2023 Arc Welding II Emadmostoufi Warkentin
04.05.2023 Beam Welding I Evers Murthy
11.05.2023 Resistance Welding I and Mechanical Joining Bamberg Epperlein
18.05.2023 ---Holiday--- --- ---
25.05.2023 Arc Welding III * ROOM CHANGE Olesch Mäde
01.06.2023 ---Excursion Week--- --- ---
08.06.2023 ---Holiday--- --- ---
15.06.2023 Mechanisation and Automation Biber Toise
22.06.2023 Beam Welding II Frey Gamerdinger
29.06.2023 Resistance Welding II and Adhesive Bonding Beier Bamberg
06.07.2023 Special Processes I Rabe Helfers

Special Processes II and Brazing

Müller, F. Müller, M.

* ROOM CHANGE: 1390|218 – MAGMA Hörsaal, Intzestraße 5