Friction Welding

Submitted by: gary8162 4 years ago Tech

I"ve never heard of this kind of welding, but...it"s cool as hell.
There are 19 comments:
Male 453
60 year old technology on the internet. Ubercool.
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Male 1,239
[quote]Thanks, Mr. Ike. And f*** you madest, and when you`re through, f*** your skank whore mother.[/quote]
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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Male 13,624
Love stuff like that, Ive shamed myself now
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Male 224
Science. drat ya.
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Male 15,832
Thanks, Mr. Ike. And f*** you madest, and when you`re through, f*** your skank whore mother.
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Male 2,592
I`ve friction welded my hand to my wiener.
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Male 365
I literally found this video yesterday. Weird.
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Male 161
Am I the only one that thinks this looks dangerous as (insert expletive here)
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Male 7,378
Mr Ike, He`s a self proclaimed genius. He`s supposed to know.
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Male 186
@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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Male 1,243
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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Male 5,874
Truly a wonderful process. I think that I would be quitting the job after the first ten minutes though.
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Male 15,832
And this is better than machining the part from one piece of steel because...
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Male 2,384
for the win!!!
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Male 4,014
Science is awesome.
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Male 226
[quote]That is cool, but won`t work with all welding situations.[/quote]

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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Male 1,674
"That is cool, but won`t work with all welding situations."

really? I thought it would work for everything, always.
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Male 4,793
That is cool, but won`t work with all welding situations.
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Male 945
Link: Friction Welding [Rate Link] - I`ve never heard of this kind of welding, but...it`s cool as hell.
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