Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Friction Stir Method for Joining Complex Shapes

United States Patent Application

View the Complete Application at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Visit the Partnerships Directorate Website
Methods for joining complex shapes are disclosed. The shapes joined may include multiple planar surfaces and various common surfaces. Friction stir welding may be used to weld various joints and pre-heating may be optionally employed.
Feng, Zhili (Knoxville, TN), David, Stan A. (Knoxville, TN), Frederick, David Alan (Harriman, TN)
12/ 816,403
June 16, 2010
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-ACO5-000R22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.