An entirely new method of welding aluminium has been launched which will have a major impact in the shipbuilding and offshore industries. The new method, called Friction Stir Welding, uses the friction from a rotating tool in combination with high pressure to plasticise (soften) the surrounding material. The new method is claimed to result in higher strength and lower weight compared with traditional welding and to reduce production costs compared with MIG or TIG welding.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Skipsrevyen, v 26 n 2, April 1996, p 122 [1 p, 2 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1996


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  • Accession Number: 00728146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM