Cost comparison of FSW and MIG welded aluminium panels

J. Mononen, Mika Sirén, H. Hänninen

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Abstract

Weld production tests were made using friction stir (FSW) and MIG welding for welding extruded panels. Production times were measured using a 2-m long double-skinned EN-AW 6005A-profile joint as a basic unit. Production time data were used for productivity calculations of different welding machine arrangements. Furthermore, a cost comparison was made based on the production time, machine investment, license, consumable and tooling costs. MIG welding costs were dominated by labour wages and machine investment and by a lesser degree by filler material costs. FSW costs were dominated by machine investment, fabrication license and labour wages. FSW was more economical than MIG when the annual production volume was large enough, in the order of some tens of km of weld per year.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalWelding in the World
Volume47
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • friction stir welding
  • MIG-welding
  • pulsed arc welding
  • comparisons
  • production time
  • costs
  • production
  • fabrication
  • efficiency
  • aluminium
  • extrusion
  • human factors

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Mononen, J. ; Sirén, Mika ; Hänninen, H. / Cost comparison of FSW and MIG welded aluminium panels. In: Welding in the World. 2003 ; Vol. 47, No. 11-12. pp. 32-35.
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Mononen, J, Sirén, M & Hänninen, H 2003, 'Cost comparison of FSW and MIG welded aluminium panels', Welding in the World, vol. 47, no. 11-12, pp. 32-35. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03266406

Cost comparison of FSW and MIG welded aluminium panels. / Mononen, J.; Sirén, Mika; Hänninen, H.

In: Welding in the World, Vol. 47, No. 11-12, 2003, p. 32-35.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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