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Friction Stir Welding Introductory Workshop

Friction Stir Welding – An Overview by Pedro Santos and Steve Dodds

Introductory Workshop
Friction Stir Welding (FSW)


Date, time and place:

Thursday 1 February 2018, 9:30 – 12:00 - Meeting Room 2F5 at TWI Ltd, Great Abington
Course Outline

In 1991, a novel and highly advantageous welding method was conceived. The process was named friction stir welding (FSW) and TWI filed for world-wide patent protection.Consistent with more conventional methods of friction welding, which have been practised since the early 1950s, the weld is made in the solid phase that is not melting.

Since its invention, the process has received world-wide attention and today many companies around the world are using the technology in production, particularly for joining aluminium alloys.

This workshop will feature a presentation from Steve Dodds (FFP Section Manager) and Pedro Santos (NSIRC PhD Student) focusing on the following elements of Friction Welding:

  • Fundamentals of FSW and some of it many derivatives

  • Benefits and challenges

  • Adoption within industry

  • Latest technical achievements

Attendees will also enjoy coffee after the session, as well as an opportunity to network and a tour of the FSW facilities at TWI with member so the FSW team.

To book your place, please email Alison.dodd@twi.co.uk

*This event can count towards your CPD with The Welding Institute (1hour = 1 point)