Mission Statement

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.