Friction Stir Welding

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Friction Stir Welding

Friction stir welding (FSW) is a specialized welding process manufacturing heatsinks and cold plates. Here are some of the benefits of using FSW for heatsink and cold plate production:

1. High Strength: FSW produces solid and high-quality welds free from defects like porosity or cracking.  Furthermore, the process uses friction to create heat, which results in a more consistent weld.

2. Low Distortion: FSW produces low distortion in the welded parts. Therefore, the final product has a more uniform shape and size.

3. Versatility: FSW can weld various materials, including aluminum, copper, and other metals commonly used in heatsinks and cold plates.

4. Efficiency: FSW is a fast and efficient process. Certainly, it allows high-volume production runs to be completed quickly and cost-effectively.

5. Environmentally Friendly: FSW is an environmentally friendly welding process that produces no harmful fumes or emissions.

6. Cost-Effective: FSW is a cost-effective welding process, requiring less material and energy than other welding processes like TIG or MIG welding.

FSW is an excellent choice for the heatsink and cold plate manufacturing, offering high strength, low distortion, versatility, efficiency, environmental friendliness, and cost-effectiveness. As a result, it is widely used in various industries, including electronics, automotive, and aerospace, where high-performance cooling solutions are required to dissipate heat efficiently.


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Friction Stir Welding

2021 Las Positas Ct, Ste 101
Livermore, CA 94551
Phone: (925) 292-1293
Fax: (925) 292-5061


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