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The Trivial Persuit of Welding and Joining

Friction Stir Welding of Jig Saw Puzzle
Friction stir welding of jig saw puzzle
In this area, you will find facts that had not yet been covered by an own article in the English language Wikipedia at the time of being published on AluStir's web site:
  • The rails of Decauville railways were firmly rivetted to the sleepers
  • Firecracker welding was semi-automatic arc welding with up to 2 m long stick electrodes under a copper rail, invented in Austria in 1938.
  • Fullagar was the world's first fully welded ship.
  • Alfred E Gibson was a Canadian-born mechanical engineer and president of The Wellman Engineering Company, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Mary Wallihan Gibson of The Wellman Engineering Company won an award from the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation for arc welding of low alloy high strength steels.
  • Although Edwin Izod's name is widely known among engineers and metallurgists, he is often not associated with the invention of the IZOD impact test.

  • Frederick Knoop was a co-inventor of the micro hardness test that bears his name.
  • Jules Laffitte was a French engineer who invented around 1879 the welding plaques named after him.
  • Sir William James Larke was the first director of the British Iron and Steel Federation and the first president of the British Welding Research Association
  • Charles Lillicrap was a British naval architect, who served as Director of Naval Construction from 1944 to 1951.
  • Karl Kristian Masden invented in 1945 a semi-automatic arc welding machine and method
  • Micro friction stir welding can be used to join less than 1 mm thick aluminium foils or sheets for the manu­fact­ure of electronic housings at very high rotation speeds and low forces.
  • The Nazarov method for cold welding of cast iron with electrode bundles of thickly coated stick electrodes and copper wire was demonstrated in Nauen (German Democratic Republic) on the "Day of the Soviet innovator" on 26 January 1955.
  • George Pellissier was the first American to use Thermite® welding commercially for laying 1 mile of track of the Holyoke Street Railway in Massachusetts.
  • Stanley Rockwell invented together with Hugh M. Rockwell, who was the son of his employer but probably not a relative, the Rockwell hardness testing machine.
  • Arthur Percy Strohmenger was one of the inventors of coated electrodes for manual arc welding.
  • Gil Sylva was an American engineer and friction stir welding expert.

  • Thermal Stir Welding uses a rotating pin between two stationary shoulders to join preheated workpieces.