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Design of special welding head for FSW process with automatic adjustable pin and welding force control system [SAT]

The aim of the project is to develop a universal head for butt and lap joining of 0.4 – 3.0 mm thicknesses sheet metal plate using linear friction stir welding (FSW) for aluminum alloys 2xxx and 7xxx series. Developed head shall allow welding of flat and concave-convex geometries (R > 200 mm) and shall provide integration with most commercially available CNC machines (independently from machine control system). Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.