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FSW compatible design guidelines

The overall structure of FSW Compatible Design Guidelines is based on existing design guidelines for other joining processes. An evaluation of these existing documents has been carried out, in order to select and adopt a suitable structure for the FSW process. A suitable format, having in mind a possible web-based use of these guidelines will also be defined.

FSW Compatible Design Guidelines will provide designers in SMEs with a couple of important information concerning a given component configuration, such as:
- Possible joint geometries
- Expected mechanical properties
- Clamping and fixturing requirements
- Maximum tolerances (i.e. joint gap, wall thickness, etc.)
- Joint preparation and surface cleaning requirements

Through interaction with the concepts and results from WP2 and Tasks 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 the required information will be compiled and implemented into the document.

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GKSS Forschungszentrum GmbH
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