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What are the main applications of FSW in automotive industry?

The automotive industry uses the FSW process on an industrial scale for the construction of lighter vehicles. FSW technology allows the manufacture of light alloy components such as alloy wheels, body sheets, engine blocks or fuel tanks.
One of the major challenges of the automotive sector is to make vehicles lighter in order to reduce their energy requirements. The integration of aluminum in the manufacture of cars is growing. The FSW process offers the advantage of being able to weld aluminum sheets regardless of the type of alloys. The FSW technology is also favored for the design of heat sink in aluminium die casting for electric vehicles (e-mobility).