Applications of Inertia Welding
Inertia welding is a friction welding process using energy stored in a rotating mass as the source of heat and mechanical work. The process has been described in previous publications. The state of development of this manufacturing process, with respect to complexity of design and dissimilar metal welding, is the subject of this article. The successful applications of inertia welding now in production establish the utility of this versatile process while current developments portray exciting future possibilities.