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Effects or differences of HAZ (Heat Affected Zone) between conventional welding and friction welding

By Bob M / June 30, 2014

A common question in friction welding is what are the effects or differences of HAZ, Heat Affected Zone between conventional welding and friction welding.  There is a physical, visual, and metallurgical difference. CONVENTIONAL WELDING                          FRICTION WELDING      HEAT AFFECTED ZONE (HAZ) in Friction Welding Less extensive than conventional weld HAZ Narrower width HAZ than conventional […]


Summertime and Friction Welding

By Bob M / June 20, 2014

Happy Summer!  The first day of summer is June 21st, 2014!  Here are some fun facts about Summer – Fact #1 – The Eiffel Tower grows in summer. This historic structure is made of iron. Metal expands with heat. As a result, the Eiffel Tower can grow more than six inches in hot weather. Fact […]


Spinweld’s bi-metal, bi-metallic, 2 different materials and friction welding applications

By Bob M / June 13, 2014

Friction welding continues reach new industries, new applications, new processes, and new opportunities.  More commonly known is the use of friction welding for automotive applications in early 60’s.  A few major companies secretly embraced and applied friction welding as a manufacturing production process.   This was cutting edge technology back then and still is today. Aerospace, […]


Spinweld Increases QC Equipment with a Dino-Lite Pro

By Bob M / June 6, 2014

Spinweld Increases QC Equipment with a Dino-Lite Pro  Spinweld continues to invest in Quality Control (QC) equipment to better serve our customers.  Dino-Lite Pro is a digital microscope which can view, record video and take pictures of our rotational friction welded cross sections, weld unions, or weld interface. Various magnifications can be used depending on […]