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Date: 09/02/12 05:00 PM

19 Responses to Friction Welding

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    gary8162 Male 40-49
    939 posts
    September 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm
    Link: Friction Welding - I`ve never heard of this kind of welding, but...it`s cool as hell.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm
    That is cool, but won`t work with all welding situations.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    "That is cool, but won`t work with all welding situations."

    really? I thought it would work for everything, always.
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    Crabcakes Male 30-39
    226 posts
    September 2, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    That is cool, but won`t work with all welding situations.

    Awww, really? I was so gonna try this at the shop Tuesday morning with some square tube steel and flat plate aluminum.

    Feel free to smack yourself upside the head while saying "duh".
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    September 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Science is awesome.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    for the win!!!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    And this is better than machining the part from one piece of steel because...
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    September 3, 2012 at 1:34 am
    Truly a wonderful process. I think that I would be quitting the job after the first ten minutes though.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    September 3, 2012 at 3:38 am
    Really neat process. Oldollie, there could be a few reasons why they manufacture this way rather than machine a single piece.
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    Mr_Ike Male 18-29
    178 posts
    September 3, 2012 at 4:23 am
    @OldOllie, the 2 parts seem to be forged pieces. This means there`s a lot less waste material. Forging that double cone out of a single piece would be impractical at best. Most likely the tolerances needed won`t even allow that.

    Machining is a very wasteful and time consuming process. By welding 2 forged pieces like this they achieve a very strong end product, with good radial alignment tolerances. Much cheaper than it would be if they machined from billet material.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 3, 2012 at 5:00 am
    Mr Ike, He`s a self proclaimed genius. He`s supposed to know.
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    itellifyou Male 18-29
    161 posts
    September 3, 2012 at 8:21 am
    Am I the only one that thinks this looks dangerous as (insert expletive here)
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    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    September 3, 2012 at 8:31 am
    I literally found this video yesterday. Weird.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2591 posts
    September 3, 2012 at 9:02 am
    I`ve friction welded my hand to my wiener.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 3, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    Thanks, Mr. Ike. And f*** you madest, and when you`re through, f*** your skank whore mother.
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    Dover78 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    September 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    Science. drat ya.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    September 3, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    Love stuff like that, Ive shamed myself now
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    September 4, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Thanks, Mr. Ike. And f*** you madest, and when you`re through, f*** your skank whore mother.
    I might not have chosen the exact same wording but Madest, you are acting like a real piece of trash as usual.
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    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
    451 posts
    September 8, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    60 year old technology on the internet. Ubercool.

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