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6 BASIC FRICTION WELDING JOINT TYPES – TUBE TO DISC

By Bob M / April 13, 2018

Spinweld’s Friction welding Tube to Disc is the third joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018.  Similar to a  bar to a plate,  tube to a disc consists of a smaller round part to a larger round part or not round part but with a hole […]

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6 BASIC FRICTION WELDING JOINT TYPES – BAR TO PLATE

By Bob M / March 10, 2018

Spinweld’s Friction welding Bar to Plate is the second joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018.  Bar to plate,  smaller round part to larger round part or not round part, are examples of the commonly used forging terminology a Near Net […]

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6 Basic Friction Welding Joint Types – Bar To Bar

By Bob M / January 16, 2018

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 in construction machinery, hydraulic equipment, power generation, renewable energy, medical, recreation, electrical equipment, and more.  […]

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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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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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Supporting Skilled Trades

By Bob M / July 14, 2014

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 Operation and Tool & Die(MTO & TD) advisory committee.  WCTC is one of many skilled […]