|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/132 ; 244/119 ; 244/131 ; 228/112.1|
|우선권정보||GBX, 19970620, 9713209|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 47 인용 특허 : 9|
A method of forming a structural airframe component for an aircraft and an airframe structural component The method includes placing at least two components (1,2) in abutting relationship with each other and joining them together by friction stir butt welding (3), and the structural airframe component comprises a component manufactured according to the method of the invention.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.]1. A structural airframe component for an aircraft including at least one friction stir butt welded joint in which said weld joint is of varying thickness along its length substantially to correspond to varying material thickness of the component.