Spindle-integrated cooling and collection device for stir friction welder

  • US 20100038405A1
  • Filed: 08/13/2008
  • Published: 02/18/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/2008
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A friction-stir welding apparatus comprising:

  • a friction-stir welding tool;

    a spindle on which the friction-stir welding tool is located;

    bearings supporting the spindle for rotational movement; and

    a heat sink mounted on the spindle between the tool and the bearings.

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