Friction Stir Welding

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    Why I-STIR?

    I-STIR, a PaR Systems' technology, is a total friction stir welding (FSW) solution that specializes in force and motion control with expertise in mechanical, electrical, software, motion transducer, load cell, and pumps. PaR Systems' has a proven track-record (the largest installed base of friction stir welding systems of any provider) and expertise you need to provide an intelligent friction stir welding solution for your purposes. 

    • The most recent example of this effort is PaR Systems' license agreement for DeltaN® friction-stir welding technology and related manufacturing processes developed by EADS Innovation Works (the corporate research and technology arm at EADS). The DeltaN® technology results from more than 12 years of development at EADS.

    Please contact us today to discuss your needs.

    Our experience, technical capabilities, and commitment to innovation and improvement have made I-STIR technology the premier FSW solution because it benefits you in some very specific ways:

Process Knowledge

  • Our Process Knowledge allows us to deliver turnkey systems including fixturing and tooling.
  • Engineers with significant experience in FSW process development and in bringing stir welding systems “on-line” for production, especially for the aerospace environment.
  • Hands-on, in-house development work.
  • View a video example of our process technology at work.

Custom Integration of Proven Technology

  • Multi-degrees of freedom systems utilizing gantry or robotic type manipulator systems.
  • Our systems incorporate independent forge and/or pin actuators with five or more degrees of freedom.
  • Integration of CAD/CAM packages make the creation of weld schedules an efficient and reliable process.
  • Controlling and monitoring process parameters for statistical process control. I-STIR technology can achieve six sigma quality (zero defects) with the potential to minimize or eliminate post-weld inspection.
  • Developing a family of standard products while continuing to provide custom solutions for an increasing number of complex applications. 

No other manufacturer of FSW equipment is as actively involved with the FSW community as PaR. This level of collaboration with the equipment manufacturer and the FSW community is necessary to remain at the forefront of this technology and provide the best solutions for our clients.

Leaders in Innovation

  • Highly evolved control system fully supports all 3 modes of FSW (i.e., fixed-pin, adjustable-pin, and self-reacting).
  • Licensing and teaming efforts with industry, government, and academia.
  • A co-exclusive license agreement to commercialize NASA’s Auto-adjustable Pin Tool for Friction Stir Welding patent which is needed for variable thickness applications or ex-hole closure.
  • Patented self-reacting control technology and independent spindle actuator.
  • World-wide support with local field service engineers.
  • Production software to manage weld schedules, real-time execution, and data acquisition and storage.

Contact PaR Systems for Sales or Support

Since 1961, PaR Systems has led the robotics and automation industry with state of the art, first of their kind solutions. Today, we continue to build on our tradition and look forward to solving your unique challenges. We're available seven days a week, every day of the year. Please contact us to discuss your project. 

Interested in working with PaR? We'd love to hear from you.
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