PAR Systems combines the most advanced process knowledge base with the most advanced technologies to provide you with I-STIR™ technology — the most advanced friction stir welding solution.
Friction stir welding is the optimal joining process for many applications. Although FSW is most commonly applied to aluminum alloys due to its low melting temperature, it has proven to be a superior joining process for high-temperature alloys as well.
There are many factors that will impact your friction stir weld. It is important to know what these factors are and consider them before finalizing the design of your friction stir welding equipment to achieve the best result. Friction stir welding is often used for many early adopters in highly critical industries, such as aerospace, railway, and automotive, but it is also a joining process optimal for many other industries. FSW is often chosen because of its superior weld quality, however, the speed of the welding process is increasingly becoming a valuable benefit.
Factors that have a significant impact on the quality of friction stir welding include pin tool design, weld parameters and accuracy, the position of the pin tool, spindle speed, travel speed, fixtures, and part clamping. PAR will help you navigate these factors and build a solution right for you with our friction stir welding technology, I-STIR™.
PAR’s FSW machines in combination with our advanced control system allows customers to take full advantage of the process benefits while allowing the ability to deploy technology for large, complex applications.
PAR has highly-instrumented, high-fidelity solutions and a flexible control system tailored for process control and monitoring in a variety of motion systems. The combination makes PAR’s I-STIR the most advanced friction stir welding solution on the market.
Friction stir welding is considered a green technology because of its environmental friendliness and energy efficiency. Unlike standard fusion welding, friction stir welding does not use of filler metal or shielding gas, so there aren’t any harmful emissions created.
Friction Stir Welding is a solid-state joining process invented by TWI in 1991 and is capable of producing faster, higher quality welds than traditional fusion welding by using an accurate, repeatable, and environmentally friendly process.
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