This welding process uses high-speed movement to forge metals together

  • Linear friction welding is so fast that it can take as little as a second to combine two materials.
  • It does not produce any harmful fumes when in operation.
  • It’s the preferred method for assembly of turbine engines.

Linear friction welding welds materials together using heat from friction. After placing two materials into a welding machine they are then pushed tightly together.

One of the two materials moves quickly against the other, causing them to melt from the heat produced, combining them.

The process is capable of combining materials together extremely quickly, sometimes in as little as a second.

Traditional welding methods can produce harmful fumes, linear friction welding does not which is another benefit of this type of welding.

Produced by David Ibekwe.

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