The Mission of the Center for Friction Stir Processing is to advance the state-of-the-art of friction stir processing (FSP) and facilitate accelerated industrial application of this technology.
The Center will accomplish this mission by:
- Developing and performing research into the principles and technology of Friction Stir Processing.
- Increasing the quantity and quality of the professionals prepared to work in the area.
- Promoting Exchange of people, knowledge and technology among academic, industry and government entities.
- Performing research that will allow Friction Stir Processing facilities to be competitive in the world economy.
- Synthesizing and disseminating knowledge about process fundamentals.