End effector for forming swept friction stir spot welds

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2013-12-26
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Burford, Dwight A.
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Burford, Dwight A., inventor. Wichita State University, assignee. End effector for forming swept friction stir spot welds. United States patent US 20130341375 A1. 2013, December 26.

Abstract

An apparatus includes a connector and is configured to mount to a machine having multiple axes of control. A control signal on the connector determines a path of a rotating tool holder.

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WSU inventor: Dwight A. Burford, WSU Research Site, NSF Center for Friction Stir Processing (July 2007- June 2012); Senior Research Scientist and Director, NIAR Advanced Joining & Processing Laboratory (Aug 2005-June 2012).
Application No: 13/869165 filed April 24, 2013. Patent No: US 20130341375 A1 granted December 26, 2013
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