Mazda Develops Aluminum Joining Technique
Friday, February 28, 2003 at 09:20 JST
HIROSHIMA — Mazda Motor Corp said Thursday it has developed for the first time in the world a technology for joining aluminum with frictional heat, which the automaker says can drastically reduce energy consumption and equipment investment at factories assembling aluminum car bodies.
The new aluminum joining technology cuts consumption of electricity and other energies by 99% compared with "resistance welding" method, which is currently most popular for assembling aluminum body parts of commercial vehicles, Mazda said. (Kyodo News)
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