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For more than 45 years FPT INDUSTRIE S.p.A. has been manufacturing CNC milling and boring machines for the mechanical and die & mould fields. During the latest 10 years, FPT INDUSTRIE S.p.A. has developed a branch with the task of researching and developing complete machinery for FSW. We take care of our customer directly, from the first approach, to the development of the machineries, the manufacture, the installation and finally the service for the entire life of our products. The worldwide experience made since 1969 on the production of thousands of big-sized milling machines, heads, software and clamping methods, made us, in the latest years, the most innovative and complete player on manufacturing of big-sized machineries for FSW with a continuous development of our systems, thanks also to the relationships and the experiences made with our customers.


Sector: Manufacturing and Industrial services

Industry: Mechanical engineering and manufacturing

TRA-C industrie, a French owned company since 2001, is a European leader in the metalworking definition, manufacture and installation with our innovative Friction Stir Welding (FSW). As the 1st company in France to have developed FSW for serial production, TRA-C industrie possesses FSW machines (small-sized 30 kN and big-sized 100 kN capacity) for R&D activities and manufacturing big parts. With first-mover advantages, we provide research and development, manufacturing machines and sub-contracting projects using high-tech FSW for customers’ demands. Our core businesses: Engineering & Production Solutions, Friction Stir Welding and Training and Technical Assistance.

PRECILOR specializes in the machining of complex materials and superalloys.

A motivated team and the constant evolution of our means of production and control allow us to master materials such as: INCONEL ( 600, 625 et 718 ) ; TITANE TA6V ; CUPRO ALU, CUPRO NICKEL HASTELLOY ...

Technical skills : mechanical study, electrical and automated study, programming in 3D file machining, machining in the PRECILOR, assembly, wiring, commissioning on site, after sales service


MATERALIA is a Materials and Processes competitiveness French cluster, born in 2006 and located in the North-East of France. MATERALIA leads a network of 100 industrial, technical and scientific members. Strategic markets and interests include energy, automotive, healthcare and aeronautics. Other transverse themes such as additive manufacturing, sustainable development, raw materials and structural materials. Our aim is to foster and build collaborative and innovative R&D projects bringing together companies, laboratories and higher education members. MATERALIA has been developing four hundred and fifty projects bringing together industrials, universities and technical centers. 245 projects have been funded for a total budget of 525 M€.

IRT M2P (Institute of Research and Technologies for Materials, Metallurgy and Processes) is a mutualized research center bringing together skills of industrial and public research, based on public-private coinvestment and partnerships.

IRT M2P accelerates innovation, develops key technologies and provides technological platforms to serve industrial companies requirements (processing of metallic materials, life cycle assessment and recycling, mechanical surface treatment, surface treatment and coating, thermal and thermochemical treatments, composites forming, forging, mechanical processes for multimaterial assembly).






About FSWP’2017

The purpose of this conference is to facilitate the communication between specialists and industrial in various fields of friction stir welding and processing. There will be presentations concerning all the steps: from fundamental studies to applied aspects, from experimental to numerical research.

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Credits :  Stefan Meyer, Jennifer Fieutelot, Institut de Soudure, Moselle Tourisme, Jean-Claude Kanny, Ville de Metz