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Accession Number N20120014491
Title Establishment of a New Friction Stir Welding Process Development Facility at NASA/MSFC.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 12p
Personal Author T. P. Vaughn
Abstract The primary objective of full scale development is to mitigate scale-up issues before the vehicle ever reaches production and verify assembly design models. Only at full scale can the true challenges associated with production be identified and dealt with. Also, only at full scale can the delta shift between lab and subscale hardware manufacture and assembly be assessed.
Keywords Friction stir welding
Full scale tests
Gas tungsten arc welding
Research facilities

Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 94G - Manufacturing Processes & Materials Handling
41F - Joining
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Huntsville, AL. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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