Friction stir welding: 6-axes-FSW robot systems
The robot-based FSW systems from Grenzebach are characterized by their flexibility, as well as the possibility to realize difficult 3D welding curves. R&D robot cells from Grenzebach are ideal for Research & Development projects. These cells can be combined with any additional equipment, such as welding tables, measuring equipment or media supply for the highest flexibility.
Friction stir welding
The Friction Stir Welding technology (FSW) by Grenzebach enables the joining of technically pure metals, alloys and mixed material compounds while providing a solid bond of exceptional quality. During the FSW process a rotating, wear-resistant welding tool generates frictional heat at the welding zone. The material becomes malleable and is stirred along the welding path by the welding tool without reaching the melting temperature of the joining materials. The stirred material is compacted by the tool shoulder and a solid, media and pressure-tight joint between the work pieces is formed. Compared to conventional fusion welding processes (e.g. arc welding), FSW does not require additional welding wire, inert gas or complex exhaust systems. Furthermore, FSW does not generate any discernible noise, emissions or optical radiation.