Manufacturing Technology, Inc., divesting from Friction Stir Welding

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Posted by: Tom Budd on Jun 9, 2014 9:47:00 AM

Manufacturing Technology, Inc. has announced that it is divesting from the Friction Stir Welding business to better focus on the company’s growing Rotary and Linear business units. As part of that effort, a portion of the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) employees will be reassigned to the Rotary and Linear businesses.

As part of MTI’s ongoing commitment to customers, the company intends to honor its warranty and will support FSW machines going forward. The company’s Contract Welding business unit will also continue to offer FSW manufacturing for the welding of aluminum sheet, plate, and extrusion, copper, and other materials.

The FSW market had not expanded as expected since the company acquired the FSW technology from TTI in 2009. This coupled with the ongoing growth in MTI’s other businesses led to the decision to divest.

MTI has established itself as a leader in friction welding, including Rotary Friction and Linear Friction Welding technologies. MTI has delivered machines to Boeing, GE, Rolls- Royce, Pratt and Whitney, and many of their tier one suppliers. A family owned business founded in 1926, MTI employs 180 people in their South Bend, United Kingdom, and China locations.

For more information on MTI, and its family of world-class friction welding technologies, visit www.mtiwelding.com.

For additional information regarding this or other MTI media releases, contact:

Tom Budd
budd.tom@mtiwelding.com 
P: 574-233-9490, x415 
M: 574-210-2487

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In 1926 our founder, Conrad Adams, may not have been able to visualize all the great things ahead for his family’s small tool and die company. However, he could see a bright future solving problems for his customers. Through hard work and a steadfast dedication to solving their most challenging manufacturing problems, the little company from South Bend, Indiana became the world-leader in friction welding technologies, providing engineered solutions from golf putters to jet engines. Today – nine decades and four generations later – MTI’s commitment continues with a solid succession plan and a vision for GREATNESS in place for the next generation.