Latest Friction stir welding Stories
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) mechanical engineer has received an international award for his work in friction stir welding (FSW). Kevin Colligan, a CTC advisor engineer, leads many of the company's efforts in FSW.
NEW ORLEANS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion crew exploration vehicle took shape as the two halves of the crew module were fused together at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La.
NASA has partnered with Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colo, and MT Aerospace in Augsburg, Germany, to successfully manufacture the first full-scale friction stir welded and spun formed tank dome designed for use in large liquid propellant tanks.
HAMPTON, Va., Dec.
Using a metal joining technique called friction stir welding, the Ares Projects team at the Marshall Center has completed welding the first liquid hydrogen tank dome being developed to define manufacturing processes for the upper stage of the Ares I -- the rocket that will launch explorers to the moon, Mars and beyond in coming decades.
NEW ORLEANS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has begun its first friction stir weld process on an Orion crew module Ground Test Article at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. This ground test article will serve as a production pathfinder to validate the flight vehicle production processes and tools.
By Chen, Y C Nakata, K Friction stir lap joints of AC4C Al alloy (top sheet) and steel (zinc-coated steel, brushed finish steel, and mirror finish steel) were produced when the friction stir welding tool did not touch the lower steel surface.