Linear Friction Welding Of Titanium
Linear Friction Welding is a solid-state procedure in which one part moves in a linear motion at high speed and is pressed against another part held stationary. The resulting friction heats the parts, simulating them to forge together.
In the video below, you can see the process in slow-motion. The method involves two pieces of Titanium being pressed one against another, one oscillating at a high frequency. This creates friction that heats the metals to a melting point and they are able to join together. When the oscillation is finished, the parts cool to form a forged-quality weld.
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