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Roth, A.; Zäh, F. M.:
In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research. Chicago, Illinois, USA, 04.-08.06.2012. Materials Park, Ohio, USA: ASM International 2013, S. 589-597. ISBN: 978-1-62708-998-2
Die cast components are subject to major production deviations. Consequently, considerable linear misalignments and gaps along the joint line have to be handled by the FSWprocess regarding butt joints. Thus, this paper deals with the influence of linear misalignments and gaps on the mechanical properties of friction stir welded die-cast-aluminum-alloys. Moreover, the retroaction of those production deviations on the welding equipment is examined. Results are shown for 2 and 4 mm thick plates of EN AC-AlSi10MnMg using a milling machine and a heavy-duty robot.