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Bond Technologies RM15 Friction Stir Welder
The College of Engineering's Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence recently expanded its collection of advanced manufacturing equipment with the addition of the 3-Axis RM15 Friction Stir Welder from Bond Technologies.
The Ohio State University is one of only a few academic institutions in the world to own a friction stir welder capable of performing heavy-duty research and development functions. It is designed to friction weld aluminum, titanium, copper, steel, and other alloys.
The RM15 includes some of the most advanced mechanical design features, as well as high-speed data acquisition capability for collection, storage, and reporting of weld results. It is capable of joining metals that are thicker in nature and require the unique welding technology offered by this research machine. The RM15 features low runout spindles, which are ideal for the processing of PCBN and Tungsten tools.
|Max rapid travel velocity||4500mm/min|
|Speed range||0-1500 RPM|
1240 n-m 50-300 RPM
39 kW contant power from 300 to 1500 RPM
Applications* currently benefiting from friction stir welding, a relatively new form of advanced manufacturing are:
- electronics cooling (automative industry)
- fuel tanks
- sputtering discs
- axle assemblies
- half shafts
- conductor rails
- coil joining
- deck plate joining
* Research Machine (RM) The most popular machine for research and development. Retrieved from Bond Technologies.