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Title: Joining dissimilar materials using Friction Stir scribe technique

The ability to effectively join materials with vastly different melting points like Aluminum-Steel, Polymer composites - metals has been one of the road blocks in realizing multi-material components for light weighting efforts. Friction stir scribe (FSS) technique is a promising method that produces continuous overlap joint between materials with vastly different melting regimes and high temperature flow characteristics. FSS uses an offset cutting tool at the tip of the FSW pin to create an insitu mechanical interlock between material interfaces. With investments from Vehicle Technology office, US DOE and several automotive manufacturers and suppliers PNNL is developing the FSS process and has demonstrated viability of joining several material combinations. Details of welding trails, unique challenges and mitigation strategies in different material combinations will be discussed. Joint characterization including mechanical tests and joint performances will also be presented.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1087-1357; VT0505000
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139(3):Article No. 034501; Journal Volume: 139; Journal Issue: 3
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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United States