DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/kem.410-411.235
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D. Contorno, M.G. Faga, Livan Fratini, Luca Settineri, G. Gautier di Confiengo

Abstract: Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) are very interesting materials for applications in the automotive and aerospace fields, since they combine the lightness of Aluminium with the strength of the ceramic reinforcement. These materials are very difficult to join and conventional welding techniques are not applicable, whereas solid-state welding techniques, like Friction Stir Welding (FSW), could be a solution. However very hard tool materials will need to be chosen in order to overcome the problem of heavy abrasive to…

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