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Further Advances in the Friction Stir Welding of Steel 2022

Fri, 04 March, 2022

Following the introduction of tools suitable for friction stir welding 6mm thick steel, Element Six have continued their tool development programme, responding to market demand for a greater thickness capability with the production of a tool capable of making welds in 12mm thick carbon steels at a single pass.

This new tool family has been tested at TWI and shown to be capable of producing consistent welds whose tensile strength overmatches that of the parent metal, and which is also capable of making welds underwater.

These recent developments were presented at our webinars on 22nd and 24th February, with both sessions featuring an interactive Q&A discussion.

If you missed it live, you can now watch a recording of this webinar at your convenience.

If you would like more information on the Joint Industry Projects which were presented, please contact us, FAO Stephen Cater.

If you have an application that would benefit from friction stir welding steel, please contact us at

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