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How to manage the clamping on big panels ? on a conventional machine ?

Clamping has an important impact on the quality of welds, for example on large panels from machine tools. The two parts to be joined must be clamped tightly on a support in order to withstand the welding forces.
The clamping system must be sized to counteract the forces generated by the rotating tool. We design a clamping jig to clamp the parts during the friction stir welding process. Each clamping jig is unique and corresponds to the specificity of the large panels to be joined.
When welding mass-produced parts, we recommend the development of a specific clamping system for the part.