Research projects


  • FRIEX : New friction welding method for automatic welding of pipelines

    The FRIEX project aims to develop a new variant of the friction welding process for fully automatic welding of pipes. Since pipe sections can have a length up to 18 meters, it is for practical reasons not possible to weld them using conventional friction welding. Therefore, a new variant of the friction welding process was developed. This research is conducted by the company Denys NV, and takes place in cooperation with the Belgian Welding Institute and laboratory Soete of the Ghent University and with support of the Flemish region (VLAIO/IWT).

 
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