Magnetic Pulse Welding Aluminium Tubes to Steel Bars

  title={Magnetic Pulse Welding Aluminium Tubes to Steel Bars},
  author={Menachem Kimchi and Haiping Shao and Wen-Hao Cheng and P. Krishnaswamy},
  journal={Welding in the World},
Magnetic pulse welding (MPW) is a high-speed, solid-state welding process that is applicable to tube-to-tube or tube-to-bar configurations. Detailed information on how to adapt the process to applications for joining dissimilar materials is not available in published materials. The document discusses the MPW process development for welding Al tubes to steel bars. Welding trials were conducted to weld annealed 6061 Al tubes of 0.065-in. wall thickness to 1010 steel bars of a 1.875-in. nominal… CONTINUE READING