Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) is one of the most common and dominant technologies utilized in the automotive industry to join the thin sheet metals together, and expulsion is a common phenomenon during the operation. How to ensure the high quality nugget formation and joining performance is essential to ensure the quality and integrity of structures. In this study, solid state resistance spot welding is introduced in order to prevent expulsion. The effect of welding current and welding time on the mechanical performance of the solid state RSW in terms of nugget size, tensile performance and nugget formation will be investigated experimentally by using steel sheet metals. Microstructure and micro-hardness of the nugget cross-section will be evaluated as well.

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