Bi-Metal Friction Welds

Bi-Metal Friction Welding Tech Notes

The 6 Basic Joint Types for Friction Welding

The origin of friction welding and 6 basic joint types dates back to the Soviet Union in 1956 when first experiments and patents on the process were issued.  In the early 1960’s American friction welding companies Caterpillar, Rockwell International, and … Continue reading

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Spinweld’s R&D Solutions with Friction Welding

Did you know the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit was made permanent in 2015?  The credit was introduced in 1981 and it was designed to help businesses engaged in qualified research activities, particularly startups and small companies.  Tax credits … Continue reading

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Welding Dissimilar Metals

Welding Dissimilar Metals is desirable for many reasons.  Whether you have an issue with mechanical wear problems, or a high-temperature situation, different metal properties are required for different applications.  More often, Friction Welding accounts for nearly half the welding of … Continue reading

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Spin Welding / Friction Welding – Is It For Me?

Spin Welding – or Friction Welding – is a controlled machining process for joining SIMILAR or DISSIMILAR (Bi-Metal) combinations of materials. The ultimate goal of spin welding is to have a 100% weld throughout the full joint interface. This means, given suitable materials, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Friction Welding

Friction welding offers many benefits.  One, of which, is that of consistent parts.  Because RPM and Pressure are machine controlled, the process is consistent, with only a few controlled variables.  Another benefit is the narrow Heat Affected Zone (HAZ).  The … Continue reading

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2015 goals to GROW!

We have set goals, established budgets and made strategic plans for Spinweld’s friction welding and CNC machining to lead our path through 2015. One of Spinweld’s biggest, best and most exciting goals we have is to GROW.  Our plan is … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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