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Friction Stir Method for Joining Materials Having Different Thicknesses

United States Patent Application

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Methods for joining materials having different thicknesses is provided. Friction stir material processing is typically used, and a transition piece may be friction stir welded between the materials being joined.
Feng, Zhili (Knoxville, TN), David, Stan A. (Knoxville, TN), Frederick, David Alan (Harriman, TN)
12/ 816,413
June 16, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.