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Friction Processing Research Unit

Friction Processes conducted at the NMMU includes the following:

  • FSW - Friction Stir Welding
  • FTSW - Friction Taper Stud Welding
  • FS - Friction Stud Welding
  • FHPP - Friction Hydro Pillar Processing

All these processes have the following in common:

The material is processed below melting point of the material to produce a high quality joint. These processes are of mayor interest for applications where the original metal characteristics must remain unchanged as far as possible.