The core purpose of joining two dissimilar metals is to create more efficient tubes, shafts, and industrial rollers. These key parts of manufacturing are used frequently in vehicles, from the automobile you might drive to planes and even in ships.
Bi-Metal Friction Welds
There is no reason companies wouldn’t want to incorporate friction welding into their manufacturing process. From cost-effectiveness to time saving and consistent quality to reduced waste, the benefits are many.
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 […]
Did you know the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit was made permanent in 2015? The credit was introduced in 1981 and it was designed to help businesses engaged in qualified research activities, particularly startups and small companies. Tax credits are then used to offset federal income and payroll tax liabilities. The IRS notes all […]
Welding Dissimilar Metals is desirable for many reasons. Whether you have an issue with mechanical wear problems, or a high-temperature situation, different metal properties are required for different applications. More often, Friction Welding accounts for nearly half the welding of Dissimilar Metals. Benefits of Welding Dissimilar Metals include: Cost reduction substituting lessor grade material Saves […]
Spin Welding – or Friction Welding – is a controlled machining process for joining SIMILAR or DISSIMILAR (Bi-Metal) combinations of materials. The ultimate goal of spin welding is to have a 100% weld throughout the full joint interface. This means, given suitable materials, the weld union or interface strength is equal in strength to that of the parent […]
Friction welding continues to reach new industries, new applications, new processes, and new opportunities. More commonly known as the use of friction welding for automotive applications in the early ’60s. A few major companies secretly embraced and applied friction welding as a manufacturing production process. This was cutting edge technology back then and still is […]