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Known friction stir welding patents and patent applications
TWI collects information on patent and patent applications that involve friction stir welding
The database is updated monthly. If you know of any patent applications that have been missed, please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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A MS-Excel file containing the latest report on FSW patents from the database is available for download below.