Friction Crush Welding of Similar Metals: An OverviewAuthor : Prem Singh, Dharmpal Deepak and Gurinder Singh Brar
Volume 7 No.2 Special Issue:November 2018 pp 48-51
Friction Crush Welding (FCW) is a newly developed technique which can be used for welding of similar materials with or without filler metal. In this process, welding between two work pieces occurs due to relative motion between work pieces and rotating cylindrical tool, which causes crushing of material to produce weld. Similar weld which include welds of aluminium, steel and copper and their alloy have been successfully produced by few researchers. This review covers the work conducted in the field of FCW and throws light on the future use of FCW for welding similar and dissimilar materials.
Friction Crush welding, Aluminum, Steel, Microstructure, Scanning Electron Microscope.
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