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Markets Served

Friction stir welding can be used in virtually any market. The possibilities are endless when it is combined with force and motion technology. Friction stir welding is used today in a variety of industries.

Aerospace

  • Unique to industry: aerospace requires complex curvatures and high resolution
  • Example material types: thin gauge material, typically aluminum
  • Complexity: contoured/shaped examples of application: fuselage welding, Delta Space Program, Atlas, SLS
  • Tooling: fixture/clamping

Industrial 

  • Unique to industry:  electronics, high speed/repetitive
  • Example material types: thin and thick gauge material, Al or steel (tool cooling holder options), dissimilar metals
  • Complexity:  contoured/shaped
  • Application examples:  computers, heat exchangers

Transportation

  • Unique to industry: transportation requires complex curvatures and high resolution, high speed/repetitive
  • Example material types: thin and thick gauge material, Al or steel (tool cooling holder options), dissimilar metals
  • Complexity:  contoured/shaped
  • Application examples:  rail, heat exchangers, wheels

Construction

  • Unique to industry:  structures and bridges
  • Example material types: extrusions, thin and thick gauge material, Al or steel (tool cooling holder options), dissimilar metals
  • Complexity:  contoured/shaped
  • Application examples:  bridge decking

Hazardous Environment

  • Unique to industry:  advanced fuel development, materials for nuclear fuel storage, radioactive environment
  • Example material types: copper, thick container material, Al or steel (tool cooling holder options), dissimilar metals
  • Complexity:  thickness, contoured/shaped
  • Application examples: Advanced fuel development and nuclear fuel storage

Marine

  • Unique to industry:  corrosive environment
  • Example material types: extrusions, thin and thick gauge material, Al or steel (tool cooling holder options), dissimilar metals
  • Complexity:  contoured/shaped
  • Application examples:  shipbuilding
  • Systems and Products Usage:  Panel Welder

Research & Development

  • Unique to industry:  prototyping and process development
  • Example material types: variable thickness, Al or steel (tool cooling holder options), dissimilar metals (see Kobelco)
  • Complexity:  contoured/shaped
  • Systems and Products Usage:  PDS
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