The Latest and Greatest in Aluminum Joining Techniques

Sometimes described as more of a forging process than actual welding – Friction Stir Welding is a solid- state joining technique used to join metals not easily fused with traditional welding. Ideal for metals such as aluminum, copper and other metal alloys, FSW is commonly used in the aerospace, rail, automotive, shipbuilding, transportation and marine industries.

Friction stir welding makes possible very high-quality welds with minimal distortion. It is also a process that can be easily automated, making it an ideal solution for industrial use.

Unparalleled Friction Stir-Welding Capabilities

With this machine Taber’s capabilities will surpass all current FSW machines in its capabilities to FSW large double sided thick profiles with minimal cycles of the machine. Less cycles means greater efficiency and more precise results. Bond’s and Taber’s engineering and manufacturing teams collaborated at a very high level to create a custom Linear Seam machine.

A FSW production cell capable of welding double wall hollow extrusions up to 6.25 inches tall, 32 inches wide and 65 feet long, to create panel assemblies 200 inches wide by 65 feet long with integrated pre-joining profile trimming.

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“This new technology has applications for military, bridge building, railroad refrigerated containers, and more – and brings with it the technology to develop new products…”


Friction Stir-Welding is Useful for These Industries

Friction Stir-Welding Capabilities Like You’ve Never Seen

Our friction stir-welding capabilities are second to none. With profile widths up to 31 inches, lengths up to 65 feet, and ability to weld up to ¾ of an inch in a single pass, Taber has an operational envelope that is unmatched within the industry.

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Why Taber?

Taber Extrusions is a full-service partner, and we have an unwavering commitment to consistently meeting and exceeding customer expectations by providing both products and service of the highest quality. This commitment is at the core of our value added philosophy.

Our Certifications

º ISO 9001:2008 ( Technically equivalent to EN9100:2009 and JISQ 9100:2009)

º AS 9100C

º ABS QUALITY ASSURANCE Program certificate no. 11-MMPQA-652. ABS Mill approval to produce extruded aluminum alloys Products for Marine applications 5083H111, 5086H111, 5454H111, 5456H111, 6061T6, 6082T6. Maximum diameter: 1.0 inch Casting process included.

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