Jeff Defalco

Contributing Writer

Friction stir welding parts

An introduction to friction stir welding

September 15, 2009


A relatively new joining process, friction stir welding (FSW) produces no fumes; uses no filler material; and can join aluminum alloys, copper, magnesium, zinc, steels, and titanium. FSW sometimes produces a weld that is stronger than the base material.

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