FSW Design Assistance in Product Development
FSW Design Assistance


Expert support and advanced training for optimum weldability

Transferring new part designs following the upcoming requirements on tightness and crash-resistance, our experts in the field of Friction Stir Welding are giving guidance on optimum part design for welding. FSW-compliant construction leads to an earlier verification approval for the upcoming start of serial production. Stirtec provides training and examination services to support Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier-1 suppliers in benefiting from the advantages of the welding process Friction Stir Welding. Detailed view on the weldability e.g. requested tooling and the associated space requirements is provided by our technical experts with many years in research and industrial implementation of FSW. Typical joining geometries and their benefits are covered in our standard courses followed by further assessments on quality and evaluation of welding seams. In individual workshops on-site at the customer’s facility or at the Stirtec headquarter, specific applications and the use of Friction Stir Welding are combined to ensure the requirements and optimum weldability.

  • Knowledge transfer about the functionality and limitations of Friction Stir Welding
  • FSW-compliant construction including typical joining geometries
  • Tolerance expectations over the process chain (incoming/outgoing quality)
  • Analysis of international norms and standards for Friction Stir Welding
  • Quality assurance e.g. possibilities for process monitoring and weld inspection
  • 3D collision check on the customized FSW tooling for production approval

As FSW full-line supplier, we support in the provision of first welded parts and upcoming prototype production for B/C sampling to serial production equipment and turnkey solutions.

Markus Hahnl

Your contact person: Markus Hahnl

Are you interested in determining the feasibility of a new concept using Friction Stir Welding? Or do you require assistance in choosing the most-sufficient system for serial production for your application?
Please contact us directly - we'll gladly provide guidance and support.

+43 676 60 23 306