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Oak Ridge examines using laser in friction-stir welding

(Reliable Plant Magazine) U.S. scientists say they've developed a hybrid process involving the use of a laser in friction-stir welding to extend the application to more materials... Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory say adding a laser to the FSW process to preheat and soften the metal parts reduces wear on the tool. ...12/22

Last updated on Friday 13 September 2013