Stirtec GmbH (www.stirtec.at) is a leading technology company in the field of friction stir welding (FSW) based in Premstätten, Austria.
Based on the knowledge gained over many years from a variety of FSW applications, Stirtec GmbH develops and produces machine tools as well as complete production lines as well as the associated clamping devices, which are specially tailored to the requirements of FSW technology. For all systems, high process functionality and high system availability and productivity are essential development parameters. All machines can be additionally equipped with a quality monitoring system that enables 100% welding process monitoring.
The friction stir welding process, in particular, aluminum parts are industrially welded. In the automotive industry, the cost per part is a key factor, therefore, the shortest possible cycle times and idle times with high machine availability are desired. In order to meet these requirements, Stirtec offers various FSW and FSSW machines to meet the requirements.
Aluminum sheets as well as cast or extruded aluminum components can be welded in butt or lap joint. Typical applications for FSW can be found e.g. in the automotive industry and especially in e-mobility for the production of motor housings, battery boxes, power electronics coolers or crash boxes.
Here, Stirtec's customers benefit particularly from the high process capability of the machine and the low maintenance and non-productive times.
In addition to machines and production cells, Stirtec GmbH offers its customers application development, prototyping, qualification, training and various FSW and FSSW tools.