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Friction Stir Welding: A Short Overview & Current Applications

Friction Stir Welding: A Short Overview & Current Applications

In one form or another, welding has been around for hundreds of years. 

According to the book Friction Stir Welding: From Basics to Applications, “Although joining pieces together can be traced back more than 2,000 years, welding emerged as a viable manufacturing process only in the late 1800s.” It was not until the 1990s, however, that the method we know as friction stir welding emerged. 

In that sense, it’s a “newer” technology.