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The 6 Basic Joint Types for Friction Welding

By Bob M / November 21, 2017

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 American Manufacturing Foundry filed patents and developed proprietary machines for the friction welding process.  Rotational […]

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Spinweld’s R&D Solutions with Friction Welding

By Bob M / October 13, 2017

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 are then used to offset federal income and payroll tax liabilities. The IRS notes all […]

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Welding Dissimilar Metals

By Bob M / May 19, 2016

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 Dissimilar Metals.  Benefits of Welding Dissimilar Metals include: Cost reduction substituting lessor grade material Saves […]

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Spin Welding / Friction Welding – Is It For Me?

By Bob M / December 18, 2015

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, the weld union or interface strength is equal in strength to that of the parent […]

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The Benefits of Friction Welding

By Bob M / October 20, 2015

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 narrower the HAZ, the more parent material properties are retained, and the stronger the weld. […]

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2015 goals to GROW!

By Bob M / February 6, 2015

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 to expand our inertia friction welding, direct friction welding, vertical CNC and horizontal CNC machining […]

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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, […]