TISMA - Network of Laboratories
Innovative Techniques for Advanced Materials Welding
The laboratory of innovative techniques for the welding of advanced materials (TISMA) refers to the field of strategic materials and innovative technologies for production systems, under the "Network of Laboratories" sponsored by the Regione Puglia on the Accordo di Programma Quadro per la Ricerca (Delibera CIPE 35/2005 FAS 2005-2008). The TISMA project has code 21, approved by D.G.R. n°92 31/01/2008 from Regione Puglia and funded by PO Puglia FESR 2007-2013, Asse I, Linea 1.2, and from PO Puglia FSE 2007-2013 Asse IV.
The Network of Laboratories TISMA carries out research activities using some of the current leading technologies in the field of welding (laser, electric arc welding, friction stir welding and capacitor discharge welding) and studies the possible synergies which can be obtained from their simultaneous use applied to welding of low weldability metals and heterogeneous joints, that is formed by two or more materials and finalized to special applications. The technologic target of the TISMA network is the study of new welding techniques and their application to new high-performance materials, using procedures and control technologies and advanced testing to characterize the quality of the welded joints.