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December 24, 2012 AT 8:30 am

Ask Fran: Build Your Own Friction Welder!

Here’s a handy technique that I haven’t seen covered anywhere lately: DIY friction/spin welding. While welding pieces of plastic to other pieces of plastic (in this case specifically styrene, notable because of all of the hobby supplies used in model building at your local craft store) might not sound extremely exciting until you starting thinking about — 3D printing, tiny electronics enclosures, armatures and jigs. I have a feeling that Fran is definitely onto something big for your workshop, office, or hackerspace!

Citizen! New opportunities await you in the exciting field of Friction Welding….. At Home! Yes – you too can enjoy the countless wonders of permanently attaching some plastic things to other plastic things – at will. Amaze your friends! In this video you will learn how to make your own friction welder, and I demonstrate just how amazingly strong a spin-weld is. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy!

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  1. Excellent, Fran.

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