FAST - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Team Members 
Primary Investigator: Piyush Upadhyay
Entrepreneurial Lead: Ken Ross
Industry Mentor: Doug Waldron
Co-Industry Mentor: David Gotthold

Technology Description

PNNL's friction stir assisted scribe technique (FAST) provides a unique way to form continuous linear and curved joints between two dissimilar materials. The FAST process is the only technology that produces a continuous mechanical and/or chemical joint between significantly different materials, like polymer-metal or aluminum-steel.