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Fundamentals of Friction Stir Welding and Processing Short Course
June 9-11, 2013 • University of North Texas • Denton, Texas

Thank you for your interest in The Fundamentals of Friction Stir Welding and Processing Short Course. Unfortunately, this course has been cancelled. All those who registered will be receiving a full refund. The organizers of the course will be exploring options for hosting this course in the future either independently or in conjunction with another TMS meeting. Please continue to check our website, for the most current list of meetings and activities. If you have any question please contact us at or by calling toll free 1-800-759-4TMS (4867).

Friction stir welding (FSW) was invented by TWI, Cambridge, UK and patented in 1991. In the last twenty years, the research community has made significant advances in understanding of the process, and numerous industrial applications have been taken to full implementation. During the same period friction stir processing (FSP) has been developed in parallel with FSW, and essentially employs FSW tooling to perform local thermomechanical treatments rather than to make joints.

The scientific and technical literature is rich with information on joining of aluminum, steel, titanium, magnesium, metal matrix composites, and even superalloys as well as generic information on process fundamentals. The goal of this course is to provide participants with the essence of the accumulated FSW/FSP knowledge: both fundamental and practical. This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the process and the linkage to performance by introducing aspects from basic process design, controls, tools, and metallurgical aspects. The course will culminate with a demonstration and discussion of how various elements of the course link together.

Course Organizers

  • Rajiv Mishra, University of North Texas
  • Anthony Reynolds, University of South Carolina
  • Yuri Hovanski, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Carl Sorensen, Brigham Young University


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