Low Force Friction Welding

The use of an external energy source to raise the interface temperature of the parts being welded, reducing the process forces required to make a solid-state weld compared to traditional friction welding.

Advantages and Benefits

 



 

    Process Overview

    Friction Welding is more of a forging process than an actual welding process. Low-Force Friction Welding can be applied to both Linear or Rotary Friction welded parts.

    • 1The components are clamped rigidly in perfect orientation and alignment.
    • 2The components are brought into contact and the preheating phase begins.
    • 3Once the weld interface has reached the desired condition the solid-state bond process begins.
    • 4Once a predetermined displacement is achieved, the relative motion ceases and the weld is complete.
    • 5The result is a high-integrity joint with customizable characteristics and 100 percent cross sectional bond of forged quality.
    • 6The preheating phase can be continued throughout and past the solid-state bonding sequence to provide in-process heat treatment or post heating.
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