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Review on the possible tool materials for friction stir welding of steel plates

Authors
  • Arne Sierens (Ghent University)
  • Jasmien Vanvooren (Ghent University)
  • K. Deplus (Ghent University)
  • Koen Faes (Ghent University)
  • Wim De Waele (Ghent University)

Abstract

The friction stir welding (FSW) process is mainly used in industrial applications for joining low melting temperature materials such as aluminium and magnesium. FSW has many advantages in comparison with conventional fusion arc welding. Therefore the interest to use this technique for joining steel plates has grown. However such usage is still limited because of the lack of adequate tool materials. This review gives an overview of possible tool materials for FSW of steels focussing on tungsten, tungsten carbide, pcBN and a few ultra-high temperature ceramics.

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Sierens, A., Vanvooren, J., Deplus, K., Faes, K. & De Waele, W., (2014) “Review on the possible tool materials for friction stir welding of steel plates”, International Journal of Sustainable Construction and Design 5(1), 8. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/scad.v5i1.1119

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07 Jul 2014
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