friction welding


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friction welding

[′frik·shən ‚weld·iŋ]
(engineering)
A welding process for metals and thermoplastic materials in which two members are joined by rubbing the mating faces together under high pressure.

friction welding

A method of welding thermoplastic materials whereby the heat necessary to soften the components is provided by friction.
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MTI touts updating the controls on its friction welding equipment to more efficiently address "upset," what it identifies as the amount of part shortening from the process.
Halesowen-based Thompson manufactures a range of linear and rotary friction welding machines for joining parts used in the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas exploration industries.
Federal-Mogul has been using friction welding on articulated pistons since 1997, but this is the first application of the technology to a single-piece piston.
Friction welding is used to weld the aerfoils to the disc and form a blisk.
The coupled deformation and Heat Flow analysis by finite element method during friction welding.
Thompson initially produced friction welding equipment for joining reinforced wire products used in nuclear power reactors before making machines for manufacturing parts for trucks, construction machines and exploration tools.
TPC is part of the Universal Group of companies where Mr Adams is group managing director and which also has interests in valves, blowers and friction welding systems.
Drawing from both experimental research and computer simulations, they consider such topics as simulating the mechanical behavior of metal matrix composites, friction welding particle reinforced aluminum-based composites, processing lightweight metal matrix composites with in situ gas/liquid reactions, and producing and characterizing aluminum iron powder composites with ferromagnetic properties.
The company has embarked on a three-year project looking at linear friction welding of aluminium and titanium billets which Oldfield said could deliver a 40% reduction in material consumption relative to plate-machined components.
Other subjects studied include analysis of hammering deformation processes by the dynamic explicit finite element method, hot stamping processing experiments with quenchable boron steel, macrokinetics hierarchies of states at dynamic superplasticity, simulation of internal stress in injection molded parts, and numerical computation of a linear friction welding process.