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friction welding

a method of welding thermoplastics or metals by the heat generated by rubbing the members to be joined against each other under pressure.
Origin of friction welding
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for friction welding
  • The more common methods of friction welding rely on rotation to produce the high speed rubbing action.
  • The rod showed friction welding to the crank prior to failure.
British Dictionary definitions for friction welding

friction welding

a form of welding in which the welding heat is generated by pressure and relative movement at the interface in the area of the weld
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