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What are the advantages and disadvantages of friction stir welding?

FSW technology offers many technical and ecological advantages.
Green welding technology, it does not involve any fusion or addition of material. It does not emit toxic gases or UV radiation. Energy consumption is reduced compared to other welding techniques (TIG, MIG, EBW).
It allows the assembly of materials such as aluminum alloys, which are known to be difficult to weld. Finally, being a mechanical process, FSW is easy to automate and industrialize.
The limitations of FSW are mainly the size and price of the machines. Stirweld’s welding heads adapt to the existing CNC machine tools and strongly limit the investment. This solution becomes a new advantage for the company.
To learn more about the benefits of FSW, check out our article here.