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Manufacturing on the Moon Now Possible Using Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding

May 20, 2024

How can you build large, durable structures in deep space in a way that minimizes parts handling, simplifies construction steps, and can be automated or controlled remotely?

In a project funded by NASA, EWI and BOND Technologies have developed and validated a process based on refill friction stir spot welding (RFSSW) to build a solar panel tower on the moon. The work involved in this program is described in Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding Enables Lunar Tower Construction, written by EWI Principal Engineer Michael Eff.

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If you would like to discuss the possibility of using RFSSW for your application, contact Michael Eff at [email protected].

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