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 Size.  Project names like flange to a shaft, foot to a bar, stamped part to a stand-off, and rotor to a power take-off is associated with friction welding and forging Near Net Size projects.  Spin welding provides an alternative solution to conventional welding, forging, or mechanical means of joining parts together but with one distinct advantage! Friction welding can achieve 100% full-strength union and the comfort of knowing the mechanical properties of the joint are equal to or stronger than the weakest of the two components.  Add material savings, machining savings, and process savings to your manufacturing ROI mix and friction welding will be your #1 and only design solution.

Let’s take a look at this Bar to Plate video of AISI 1018 bar to Carbon Steel plate friction weld.


 As you can see the weld interface uses a saw cut end of AISI 1018 bar to a large flame cut carbon steel plate.  There is no need pre-machining and pre-heating.  Friction welding is also environmentally safe process with no gas or fillers.  Our friction welding process is clean, quick, repeatable and adaptable for large volumes using robotics.  If you happened to miss last month video click here, Bar to Bar Inertia Friction Weld.   A small investment in a friction weld R&D for your project will result in comfort, high strength, a justifiable ROI, and a solution!

Spinweld wants to be your R.A.S. Resource, Alternative, and Solution for your friction welding and turnkey needs for 2018 and beyond. We are here to grow with you!

Please stay tuned for part 3 of our Blog series: Tube to Disc.

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