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Fast, Precise Dead-End Welding Device

The welding of tubing presents specific challenges, particularly in dead-end configurations. In order to meet welding standards, typical tubal welding requires an internal gas flow-through purge with a restrictor on the end of the purge component. The restrictor controls the internal pressure to...
Improving Formability of Al-Li Alloys
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Improving Formability of Al-Li Alloys

Via this NASA innovation, a product is first heated to a temperature within the range of 204 to 343 degrees C for an extended soak of up to 16 hours. The product is then slowly heated to a second temperature within the range of 371 to 482 degrees C for a second soak of up to 12 hours. Finally, the...
Kansas City National Security Campus
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Kansas City National Security Campus

14520 Botts Road DOE Kansas City National Security Campus Kansas City MO 64147
The DOE Kansas City National Security Campus (KCNSC) is a multi-mission facility focus on engineering design, manufacturing, and testing of National Security products for government agencies, national laboratories, universities and U.S. industry. The facility focuses on low volume manufacturing,...
Lower Chatter Friction Pull Plug Welding (FPPW)
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Lower Chatter Friction Pull Plug Welding (FPPW)

The new friction pull plug design is optimized to reduce chatter that results as a fast rotating plug enters the hole in the part. The plug design is based on a shank with multiple frustoconical sections shown in the figure to the right. The sections are carefully sized to ensure that the spinning...
Materials Science and Engineering Center
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Materials Science and Engineering Center

P.O. Box 5800 Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque NM 87185-0886
The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Center at Sandia provides knowledge of materials structure, properties, and performance and the processes to produce, transform, and analyze materials to ensure mission success for our customers and partners, both internal and external to the laboratories...
Nested Focusing Optics for Compact Neutron Sources
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Nested Focusing Optics for Compact Neutron Sources

Conventional neutron beam experiments demand high fluxes that can only be obtained at research facilities equipped with a reactor source and neutron optics. However, access to these facilities is limited. The NASA technology uses grazing incidence reflective optics to produce focused beams of...
System for Repairing Cracks in Structures
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System for Repairing Cracks in Structures

The metal structure is coated with a low-temperature healing agent and when a crack is produced under cyclic load it is then subjected to an external heat source (to heat the healing film to 250F - 300F). The component is processed in a vacuum. The coating has been prototyped on a titanium alloy...
Thermal Stir Welding
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Thermal Stir Welding

NASA's new thermal stir technology addresses shortcomings in fusion welding and friction stir welding. Fusion welding compromises the microstructure of the material and thus lessens its physical properties. Friction stir welding is limited by the dependent heating and stirring functions when using...
Ultrasonic Stir Welding
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Ultrasonic Stir Welding

Ultrasonic Stir Welding is a solid state stir welding process, meaning that the weld work piece does not melt during the welding process. The process uses a stir rod to stir the plasticized abutting surfaces of two pieces of metallic alloy that forms the weld joint. Heating is done using a...

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