Year: 2017 Volume: 1 Issue: 3 Page: 114-118
FRICTION STIR SPOT WELDING FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS
NECDET ÇAPAR, UTKU KUMRU, TANYA A. BAŞER, GÖKHAN TEKİN, ONUR SARAY
Friction stir spot welding (FSSW) is derived as a variant process of friction stir welding (FSW), allowing industry discovering new solid state solutions for joining purposes of similar and dissimilar materials. In terms of application, it is profoundly environmental-friend and remarkably cost efficient. Considering rising automotive market challenges, FSSW is gaining it’s ground with each passing year as to being a new emerged technology with respective advantages. This paper focuses on summarizing many favorable aspects of FSSW by demonstration of dissimilar applications such as Al-Mg and Al-Steel, while uncovering the process advantages of the bonding characterization where design freedom and lightweight purposes recognized as priority in the near future.
Anahtar Kelimeler (Keywords): Laser welding, parameter effect, focal point position, microstructural examination, friction stir welding, friction welding ,friction stir spot welding