a method of welding thermoplastics or metals by the heat generated by rubbing the members to be joined against each other under pressure.
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Origin of friction welding
First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for friction welding
a form of welding in which the welding heat is generated by pressure and relative movement at the interface in the area of the weld
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