FSW has found several important applications in the manufacture of automobiles. Here are some examples:
FSW permits the joining of any aluminum alloy to any other aluminum alloy, and can even join plates of dissimilar thickness. This enables the production of custom-engineered blanks for subsequent stamping, such as for door panels. Our GG Series and LS Series machines are well-suited for this application.
FSW is ideal for this application based on dimensional accuracy and damage tolerance. Aluminum plates, stampings, extrusions, and castings can be joined with high accuracy, making subsequent operations easier. Consider our GG Series, and LS Series machines for your battery tray production operations.
Small heat exchangers are a key application for our RM Series machines. FSW is able to join lids to heat exchangers with higher quality and lower cycle time compared to traditional vacuum brazing.