Smartly combined composite materials - made out of different metal-layers – are used in a lot of products used in your daily life: automotive, electro(tech)nics, cooking, household appliances, batteries, coins, consumer goods, machinery and energy appliances.
The technological process of cold roll cladding allows the combination of the outstanding properties of different metals in one multilayer material. Metals like steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, nickel, including their alloys bonded together in one cladding strip can cover unique technical solutions to cost-optimized solutions. Compared to other cladding techniques an important advantage of cold rolled clad materials is the variety and ratio of layer thicknesses. Two to five layers with a thickness from 2 to 98 % are possible.
Recent developments in the layout designs offer a comprehensive modular system for advanced materials solutions, like Overlay, Inlay, Edgelay, Corelay.
Best practice examples such as hot spot avoidance in smart devices, performance improvement in cell connectors, transition solutions in steel-Al mixed construction, spring strips with a wide range of functionality of strength, conductivity and formability testify are the potential of such multi-metal designs.