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Mabuwa, S.; Msomi, V. Review on Friction Stir Processed TIG and Friction Stir Welded Dissimilar Alloy Joints. Metals2020, 10, 142.
Mabuwa, S.; Msomi, V. Review on Friction Stir Processed TIG and Friction Stir Welded Dissimilar Alloy Joints. Metals 2020, 10, 142.
There is an increase towards reducing the weight of structures through the use of aluminium alloys in different industries like aerospace, automotive, etc. This growing interest would lead towards using dissimilar aluminium alloys which would require welding. TIG and friction stir welding are the well-known techniques that are currently suitable for joining dissimilar aluminium alloys. The welding of dissimilar alloys has its own dynamics which impact on the quality of the weld. This then suggests that there should be a process which can be used to improve the dissimilar alloys welds post their production. Friction stir processing is viewed as one of the techniques that could be used to improve the mechanical properties of the material. This paper reports on the status and the advancement of FSW, TIG and FSP technique. It further looks at the variation use of FSP on TIG and FSW welded joints with the purpose of identifying the knowledge gap.
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