Is Welding In Space Possible? Can Metals Fuse Together In Space?

Welding In SpaceWelding In Space

When it comes to combining the two metal objects into one here on Earth, several factors need to come into play. But in space, it’s entirely different story.

Is Welding In Space Possible? Can Metals Fuse Together In Space?

The effect is called ‘cold welding by which the metallic bonds that hold atoms together in each object, effectively bridge the gap between them to create a single solid object.

Cold welding was first recognized as a general materials phenomenon in the 1940s. It was then discovered that two clean, flat surfaces of similar metal would strongly adhere if brought into contact under vacuum.

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