Taxonomy: Friction (Inertial) Welding

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Friction (inertial) welding joins two metallic workpieces together using the heat formed by friction between them.


Overview of Process

Friction (inertial) welding is a type of welding process that joins two metallic workpieces together using the force of friction. One workpiece is set in a fixed position, while the other is set spinning at high speed. As the two are forced together at high pressure, the heat causes them to join together permanently.

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Process Illustration


AZoM. “Friction Stir Welding

Thompson. “Rotary Friction Welding Process