Solid state welding technology has just experienced a breakthrough using ultrasonic energy. In this Ultrasonic Stir Welding system, sound energy is generated by two transducers then transmitted to the containment plate and stir rod. This energy reduces plunge, shear, and frictional forces, increasing the life of the pen tool and providing a significant increase in welding speed. Lower process forces also provide cost savings by allowing welding to be performed by lighter weight, off-the-shelf robots. Ultrasonic Stir Welding components can even be integrated into friction stir welding designs and existing friction stir welding systems. To find our more about this new technology, contact Sammy Nabors to put Ultrasonic Welding Technology to work for you.