Coldwater Machine’s free “Will it Meld” calculator helps manufacturers easily determine if two dissimilar materials can be joined by its SpinMeld rotary friction welding systems. With the automotive industry’s intense focus on lightweighting and the increasing use of aluminum, magnesium, and composites, customers can use the online tool to get a better idea of the viability of proposed product designs and materials.
The company’s high-speed servo-controlled process joins steels, aluminum, cast or sintered metals, carbide materials, magnesium, nickel, molybdenum, and other exotic materials that typically can’t be welded via other processes such as arc, resistance, and projection welding. Benefits include higher weld strength, airtight welds, minimal heat-affected zone, consistent weld duplication, and lower costs by eliminating the need for consumables or fillers.
To use the calculator, visit https://www.coldwatermachine.com/will-it-meld/ and select two materials from a drop-down list of more than 35 substances. The result will say the materials can be joined, they haven’t yet been proven to join, or to contact the company for more information on the application.
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