|Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI)
What is FAJRI?
The congressionally approved Fastening and Joining Research Institute (FAJRI) at Oakland University is the only known facility of its kind in the world: an academic, nonprofit research facility dedicated solely to the fastening and joining of materials. This one-of-a-kind facility pursues fundamental and applied research to develop and disseminate new technologies for the fastening and joining of metals, composites and polymers.
Through basic and applied research, the Fastening and Joining Research Institute will develop and disseminate new advanced technologies in the areas of automated assembly of bolted joints, adhesive bonding of composites, resistance welding and riveting, a niche area that significantly impacts the safety and reliability of many products in both the civilian and military sectors of the American economy.