The Fundamentals Of Friction Stir Welding

Manufacturing Technologies Inc have produced this video explaining the fundamentals of friction stir welding. A colleague of mine in the Aerospace industry directed me to this process as one that has allowed significant optimization in the aircraft manufacturing industry. As he explained to me the technology has been implemented in select areas aircraft manufacturing in lieu of painstaking process of …

Friction Welding Pipe

The friction welding process is quite straight forward on face value. It is essentially rubbing two pieces of metal together with pressure to get them to a red-hot melting point then stop the rubbing, but keep the pressure, and let the pieces fuse. I am sure there is a lot of technical know how to make sure you get a …

A Robot That Can Safely Work Alongside Humans

In a typical manufacturing plant with automation, significant integrated safety systems are required around equipment such as robots. The need for separation means floor space is consumed with cells required to keep robots and other automated equipment from harming humans. In their video below, KUKA Systems demonstrate a robot that can work alongside a human without the need for the …