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Welding Fundamentals and Processes

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T. Lienert
T. Lienert
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T. Siewert
T. Siewert
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S. Babu
S. Babu
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V. Acoff
V. Acoff
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ASM International
Volume
6A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-174-0
Publication date:
2011
Book Chapter

Friction Stir Welding Tool Designs

By
Carl D. Sorensen
Carl D. Sorensen
Brigham Young University
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Published:
2011
Page range:
664 - 677
Publication history
September 05, 2011

Abstract

A key differentiator between friction stir welding (FSW) and other friction welding processes is the presence of a nonconsumable tool in FSW, often referred to as a pin tool to differentiate it from other tooling associated with the process. This article discusses materials for friction stir welding (FSW) pin tools, various tool geometries that have been used, designs for specific applications, predicting and measuring tool performance, and other considerations in FSW pin tool design. The tool materials include tool steels, superalloys, refractory metals, carbides and ceramics, and superabrasives.

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Carl D. Sorensen, 2011. "Friction Stir Welding Tool Designs", Welding Fundamentals and Processes, T. Lienert, T. Siewert, S. Babu, V. Acoff

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