Friction welding bar to bar is the first joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018. It is the most commonly used type and its application is endless with uses in construction machinery, hydraulic equipment, power generation, renewable energy, medical, recreation, electrical equipment, and more.
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
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This has been a good year filled with both challenges and victories. Spinweld turned 48. In our tough economy, our commitment to our customers, improving employee engagement and productivity is the driving force behind our work. We are fortunate to be able to work with so many customers all around the world, and we thank