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Old 11-10-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default FSW friction stir welding. AMAZING!

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quite interesting.
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Default Re: FSW friction stir welding. AMAZING!

if you ever get under an 05+(?) sti you will see some friction stir welded suspension arms, where the sway bar link braket is welded on using this method. its very clean looking
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Default Re: FSW friction stir welding. AMAZING!

I am confused, so the metal is not being liquefied?
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Default Re: FSW friction stir welding. AMAZING!

it is, but the heat is from the friction, no arc.
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Default Re: FSW friction stir welding. AMAZING!

from the looks of it, its heating it up with friction and stirring the 2 halfs into eachother, i question if its truely liquified or only heated to a maluable mush and sort of buffed flat by the large puck above it. either way its super cool.
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from the looks of it, its heating it up with friction and stirring the 2 halfs into eachother, i question if its truely liquified or only heated to a maluable mush and sort of buffed flat by the large puck above it. either way its super cool.
The latter.

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This heat, along with the heat generated by the mechanical mixing process and the adiabatic heat within the material, cause the stirred materials to soften without reaching the melting point (hence cited a solid-state process), allowing the traversing of the tool along the weld line in a plasticised tubular shaft of metal.
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