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Certification of a weld produced by friction stir welding

United States Patent

October 1, 2013
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Methods, devices, and systems for providing certification of friction stir welds are disclosed. A sensor is used to collect information related to a friction stir weld. Data from the sensor is compared to threshold values provided by an extrinsic standard setting organizations using a certification engine. The certification engine subsequently produces a report on the certification status of the weld.
Obaditch; Chris (Corona Del Mar, CA), Grant; Glenn J. (Benton City, WA)
Fluor Technologies Corporation (Aliso Viejo, CA)
13/ 677,586
November 15, 2012
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.