Flash Welding is a form of resistance welding that involves pressing two ends together, while simultaneously running a current between them. This has the effect of forming a joint between the two metals that is free of oxides as the surfaces of the two joining parts is forced out the sides of the joint and is known as "flash", hense flash welding.
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US Patent Issued to The Regents of the University of California on Dec. 14 for "Flash Welding of Conducting Polymer Nanofibers" (California Inventors)
Dec 16, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 16 -- United States Patent no. 7,850,798, issued on Dec. 14, was assigned to The Regents of the University...