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2011-01-28 09:12:00

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. He has published several technical papers and holds patents in developing FSW for practical applications. FSW is a solid state process that joins two pieces of metal with the use of a rotating pin that stirs the...


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