Abstract

Metallic materials may be joined utilizing a friction stir processing technique. The friction stir processing technique utilizes a shaped, rotating tool to move material from one side of the joint to be welded to the other without liquefying the base material.

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Materials Science and Engineering

Publisher statement

United States Patent Number: 0283918, Dec. 21, 2006,6 pages. Also available from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Website: http://www.uspto.gov

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URL: http://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/mate_fac/114