FSW tools for Aluminium-with steel welding
The challenge :
Welding of steel leads to high wear of the pin and therefore to short tool life.
STIRWELD answer :
We have developped special tools that can produce more than 800m of welds in these types of materials, which represents of 1000% improvement.
Al/Fe assembling can be used in domains where weight saving is
required, particularly in the automotive sector. Available in smart version (temperature recording during welding).
Case study : Body in white, automotive fittings
-Weight reduction (replacement of a steel structure by a steel/aluminium hybrid structure)
-High mechanical strength, especially in fatigue
-Heterogeneous aluminium/steel welding which is not possible by fusion.
FSW aluminium-to-steel welding is already used for assemblies in the automotive sector. It also replaces the very expensive explosion welding. Aluminium with stainless steel welding is also feasible with the same tools.
We are able to deliver tools according to the following characteristics :
|Thickness to weld||Welding type||Tool reference|
|1 to 3 mm||Butt, overlap, T-shape||F-AFE-2-X|
|2 to 4 mm||Butt, overlap, T-shape||F-AFE-3-X|
|4 to 6 mm||Butt, overlap, T-shape||F-AFE-4-X|
Our catalogue lists our standardized tools. We also offer specific tools developed according to your application and tailor-made in “fix pin” or “retractable” version.
HIGH STRENGH ALUMINIUM FSW TOOLS
ALUMINIUM STANDARD FSW TOOLS
STIRWELD FSW TOOL HOLDER
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