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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Effective immediately, customers in the US and Canada will be able to purchase from CEMAS's wide range of vibration welding machines through Extol.
In 2004, Emerson, through its Branson brand, introduced an important innovation to the vibration welding process: infrared (IR) preheating.
Here, the friction based vibration welding process shows a particularly high suitability.
Fundamental investigations [17-20] into linear vibration welding showed that the meltdown during vibration welding exhibits a characteristic course, irrespective of the material, the component geometry, or the parameter choice.
An X-ray diffractometer (MAC MXT-III, XRD), with Cu K[alpha] radiation, a scanning rate of 2[degrees]/min and a 2[theta] value from 40[degrees] to 100[degrees], was utilized to analyze the 304 stainless steel after simultaneous vibration welding. The experimental operating voltage and current were 40 Kv and 30 mA, respectively.
Vibration welding is very tolerant with regard to a material's heat history, additives, colorants, tillers, and even environmental contaminants such as dust, paint, and grease.
At this point, the speakers all at once toss out opinions, and among the jumble are heard words like vibration welding, reflex tooling, high definition stamping, stereolithography, tube bending, and more.
And according to Pavlowski, an added benefit is that the material is highly conducive to vibration welding or the laser scoring that is being increasingly used to accommodate seamless airbags.
In vibration welding, parts are rubbed together to create frictional heat.
Usually complete assemblies are manufactured from a number of components, which require assembly Although there are a number of methods, vibration welding provides a superior finish in relation to speed, final appearance and most importantly bond strength when compared to hot plate and solvent welding.
Air intake manifolds are usually manufactured of cast aluminum or nylon fabricated by lostcore or vibration welding; cam covers may be of stamped steel sheet, aluminum, or magnesium.
In the nonwovens area, the company offers precision cutting of baby diapers and sanitary napkins, although it is also experienced with a complete range of bonding techniques such as hot plate welding, vibration welding, hot air cold staking and spin welding.

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