FSW Joining Technology

  • All Metamic HT welding is performed using friction stir welding (FSW).
  • FSW technology creates strong, defect free, and uniform welds which hold the basket assembly together.
  • As in other manufacturing processes, the FSW tool and parameters have been optimized for use on Metamic HT.
  • Within the weld, distribution of boron carbide is unaffected, and weld strength is 90% that of Metamic HT.
  • Orrvilon is equipped to perform FSW in both horizontal and vertical orientation.