Metal matrix composites (MMCs) have always been considered “unweldable,” and have been joined mechanically in the past. Now, however, EWI reports that aluminum MMCs can be joined using friction stir welding, a solid-state joining method.
This investigation is discussed in Friction Stir Welding of Metal Matrix Composites, written by EWI Senior Engineer Michael Eff. You are invited to download this paper – for free – by completing the form on this page.
If you are looking for a way to weld MMCs for your application, Michael Eff can be reached directly at [email protected].