Technical Committee 5 Friction Welding
The constant further development in the field of materials technology, traffic engineering, optics as well as microtechnology etc. requires new innovative joining technologies that are adapted to the specific material properties and product requirements. Conventional joining technologies do not meet these requirements. Against this background, joining processes, which today are referred to as special welding processes, are of particular importance.
Technical Committee 5 deals with both joining processes, some of which are already established and have a particularly high potential for new fields of application, and new innovative technology concepts for which economic applicability is apparent or industrially relevant niches already exist. In addition, the technical committee continuously follows research work in these areas. The following research fields are being worked on in FA 5:
- Pressure welding / friction welding / friction stir welding
- Diffusion bonding / joining with foils or intermediate layers
- Ultrasonic welding
- Arc stud welding
- Welding with a moving arc
- Reactive joining processes
- Joining by exploiting nano-effects etc.
Hybrid and combination processes such as “joining by forming”, “anodic joining” and “magnetic pulse welding” are also the subject of research work in the “Special Welding Processes” technical committee. With the aim of being able to meet new material developments and application requirements, there is no restriction in terms of material systems. Thus, the research work relates to steels, non-ferrous metals, light metals glass and ceramics as well as their combinations.
The main focus of Harms & Wende’s involvement in this technical committee is, of course, friction welding. Mr Fritz Luidhardt is the competent contact person there.