|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Dissimilar Metal Micro Friction Stir Welding of Magnesium AZ31 to Aluminum 6061
||Eisha Khalid, Vasanth C. Shunmugasamy, Bilal Mansoor
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
As the trend of miniaturization and light-weighting of structures is increasing, the demand for micro-scale welding processes is increasing for applications like electronic packaging, micro-electro-mechanical systems, energy storage devices, and the aerospace industry. In this context, we are investigating micro friction stir welding (micro-FSW), an adaptation of friction stir welding for joining and processing of similar and dissimilar materials with thicknesses of 1 mm and below. As part of the current research, we have attempted to butt weld AZ31 and Al6061 thin sheets < 1 mm. Our initial results are promising and here we report on the defect-free weldment, microstructure, and mechanical properties of the weld.
||Magnesium, Characterization, Joining