Non-contact Welding Technologies: Solid-State Welding

  • Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood
  • Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


Solid-state non-contact joining technology is an advanced joining method that does not involve melting of the workpiece and there is no direct contact between the tool and the workpiece. Ultrasonic welding, friction welding, explosive welding and resistance welding are the four non-contact solid-state welding techniques that are discussed in this chapter. The principle of operations, advantages, disadvantages and areas of applications of each of these advanced welding techniques are explained. Some of the research works in this area are also presented.


Explosive welding Friction welding Processing parameters Solid-state welding Ultrasonic welding 



This work was supported by the University of Johannesburg research council (URC) fund and University of Ilorin.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood
    • 1
    • 2
  • Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentUniversity of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, Auckland ParkJohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering, University of IlorinIlorinNigeria

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