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6 Basic Friction Welding Joint Types – Bar To Bar

Friction welding bar to bar is the first joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018.  It is the most commonly used type and its application is endless with uses … Continue reading

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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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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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Supporting Skilled Trades

In January 2014 I made it a personal mission to give back to the industry I serve by supporting my local educational community.  Residing and working in Waukesha county led my decision to join Waukesha County Technical College’s(WCTC) Machine Tool … Continue reading

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