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Friction processes - Welding, surfacing and dissimilar material joining

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TWI is at the forefront of solid phase friction welding and processing technology. Active and innovative in welding research and development since the 1960s, we are responsive to industry needs and provide consultancy services to all industry sectors.

Support for industry includes advice on component design, process selection and quality issues, troubleshooting, feasibility and pre-production trials, application, and prototype equipment development. We can also offer short production runs and subcontract welding.

TWI has been responsible for many key innovations and developments in solid phase joining: friction stir welding was invented at TWI and was rapidly applied by industry; linear friction welding was developed into a mature joining process for turbine blades.

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