Summertime and Friction Welding


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 #2 – Ice cream is sold the most in July. In July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month. U.S. citizens consume about 5.5 gallons per year (on average). Higher temperatures affect sales

Fact #3 – Frisbees were invented by accident. If you visit the park in the summer, you probably enjoy tossing a Frisbee. This toy was created in the 1870s as a pie plate. (Yum!) Students started throwing them around in 1940s changing the use to a form of entertainment.

Fact #4 – Summer Olympic games used to be exclusive. This event began in 1896 at Athens. Initially, the fairer sex could only be a spectator. This reality changed by 1900.

Fact #5 – An educator invented summer vacation. His name was Horace Mann. In 1837, he was elected as Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Education. Mann used this platform to reform the school system from adding a break and developing uniform training for teachers.

Fact #6 – Summer breaks vary around the globe. Children in industrialized countries go to school for more hours in a day and more days per year. Summer Breaks are shorter as well.

Fact #7 – The first day of summer has a name. The summer solstice kicks off the season. This day usually falls on June 20 or June 21. The term solstice is Latin for ‘sun stand still.’

Spinweld is aware that temperature and humidly can have a negative impact on the quality of an inertia friction weld or direct friction weld.  Consistent temperature is necessary for critical machining.  Oxidation, impurities, rust, or scale to name a few issues are eliminated with Spinweld’s air conditioned controlled environment. 

While summer is a great time of the year, Spinweld is always conscious of providing a consistent and superior quality friction weld throughout the year.


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