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Friction Stir Welding and Hybrid Processes
The tendency to create lightweight structures, especially in the transportation industry, brings the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) welding technique to be one of the most promising joining techniques to build these structures, This is due to the excellent mechanical properties, good surface finishing and environment friendliness of the process.
In addition the process can be applied to join the different materials like (Aluminum, magnesium, Steels, Titanium, Polymers) and also easily produce dissimilar joints with this different material, that also have completely different properties.
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