Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy
PictureThis

Researchers in the Transportation and Industrial Materials Group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory use friction stir joining (FSJ) and friction stir processing (FSP) to explore the development of advanced materials. FSJ facilitates solid-state joining of materials such as lightweight vehicle materials (metals) and advanced materials without melting them. FSP modifies or engineers the surfaces of parts, such as brake rotors, so that there is better friction-matching between the rotor and the pad. By introducing other materials via FSP onto the surface and forming surface composites, it can enhance the surface properties of the material.

Click here to download a TIFF image for pasting into presentations
PC Users: click on the link above with your right mouse button and select "save link as" or "save target as" to download image.
Mac Users: position your cursor on the link above, hold down the option key and click then select "save link as" or "save target as".

This link will take you to another page with further instructions.



Click here to download the original submitted image
PC Users: click on the link above with your right mouse button and select "save link as" or "save target as" to download image.
Mac Users: position your cursor on the link above, hold down the option key and click then select "save link as" or "save target as".

Document Title: Friction Stir
Category: Energy Production and Conservation
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: July 2009
Background:
URL of this page: http://picturethis.pnl.gov/picturet.nsf/by+id/DRAE-7TJL5K

PICTURETHIS

BROWSE IMAGES BY

Other