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Calvin Blignault - Articles and news items

Friction stir welding for the fabrication of aluminium rolling stock

Issue 3 2008, Past issues / 28 May 2008 /

Since the invention of friction stir welding (FSW) at TWI in 1991, companies from all parts of the world have implemented the process, predominantly in the fabrication of aluminium components and panels. Friction stir welded structures are now revolutionising the way in which trains, metro cars and trams are built.