Rotary friction welding
The process requires no third party materials such as fillers, welding wire or gasses and is achieved by simply rotating one component part with a stationary component part. The resulting heat plasticizes the material which is upset or extruded from the faying surfaces, rotation is stopped and an axial forge pressure is applied to complete the process. The three key parameters of rotation, forge force and displacement are monitored throughout the weld cycle, resulting in a repeatable, robust and accurate finished component. Every weld is logged for total traceability.