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Seeing Friction Welding in Slow Motion Is Like Watching Stars Form

Friction welding already looks out of this world. I mean, watching two pieces of metal stick together through friction as they turn bright space orange? Awesome. Seeing friction welding in slow motion, on the other hand, that’s when we find out how truly spectacular the process is. The little sparks flying off the metal blocks look like stars being formed. Read More >>

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What Is Friction-Stir Welding?

To create the new iMac, Apple's thinnest desktop yet, the designers used friction-stir welding to going the aluminium body. Unlike arc welding, the more standard way to fuse metal plates, a friction stir just needs a good rubbing — and a few thousand kilos of pressure — to stick together. Read More >>