Materials Science and Technology 2013: Symposium on Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials (JASM XV), October 27-31 2013, Montreal Canada
Development of advanced repair technologies has gained increased interest recently stemming from the economic benefits of extending the service life of components. Instead of replacing the component, the failed regions can be refurbished by removing the damaged areas and repairing these with material addition and a suitable welding technology. Variations in material chemistry and dimensional mismatch at the interface between the original component and the added material constitute significant challenges for qualifying the repair process.Friction stir welding (FSW) was deliberated in this work to be the most promising solution for repairing flat commercially pure aluminum components. However, transfer of the FSW process from a laboratory scale to an industrial manufacturing environment has challenges specific to the nature of the application, which have been studied in this work alongside process development and optimization.
Proceedings of Materials Science and Technology 2013 (2013).