Friction Stir Welding – An innovative process for challenging materials
Friction stir welding produces fully tight and strong welds. As the material along the welding zone remains ductile, workpieces and components can still be formed and shaped in subsequent process and engineering steps.
The process can be used to join any metals. Low process temperatures produce a quality of welds and joints that no other method can match, in particular for light metals, such as:
- All aluminum alloys
- Non-ferrous metals, like copper and its alloys
- Die casts (zinc, aluminum, magnesium)
- Magnesium alloys
- Compound materials, from aluminum and copper to stainless steels
Unimagined solutions for the metal processing industry
The scope for friction welding is immense – thanks to its excellent weld properties, it offers a whole host of new design opportunities in the field of lightweight construction.
Friction stir welding is particularly beneficial for the following industries:
- Automotive industry
- Aviation industry
- Food industries
- Medical technology
- (Mechanical) engineering
- Logistics and transportation
and many more.