Friction Spot Welding of Similar AA5754 to AA5754 Aluminum Alloys and Dissimilar AA5754 Aluminum to AZ31 Magnesium Alloys


Friction spot welding is a solid-state spot welding process developed and patented by Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany. A non-consumable rotating tool consisting of two rotating parts, a pin and a sleeve, and one stationary clamping ring is used to join two or more similar/dissimilar sheets of materials in lap configuration. The result is a spot welded lap connection with minimal material loss and a flat surface without keyhole. The present work presents a summary of results from studies in similar AA5754 to AA5754 Al alloys and dissimilar AA5754 Al to AZ31 Mg alloys.
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