Friction welding is a truly innovative process. In fact, it is not really welding at all, but actually a forging process that uses force and motion to create a solid-state bond. Friction welding offers a number of joining and welding solutions that can help you make smart design decisions.
At MTI, we're opening up all-new possibilities when it comes to solving tough engineering challenges. Wondering if friction welding can meet your demands? Here are ten great reasons to consider it:
- Friction welding allows dissimilar metals to be joined — including some combinations that are otherwise considered incompatible or unweldable.
- The process is at least twice— and up to 100 times—as fast as traditional fusion welding techniques.
- Friction welding machinery is versatile enough to join a wide range of part geometries, materials, and sizes.
- Joint preparation techniques are less critical. That's because machined, saw cut, and even sheared surfaces are weldable with friction processes.
- Resulting joints are of forged quality, with a 100% butt joint weld through the contact area.
- The machine-controlled process eliminates human error, and the resulting weld quality is the same no matter what the skill or experience level of the operator. So your results are consistent.
- Friction welding is environmentally friendly! No smoke, fumes, or gases are emitted, and no exhaust systems are required.
- No consumables are used. No flux, no filler material, no shielding gases.
- Power requirements are as low as 20% of those required by conventional welding processes.
- Materials aren't melted through the friction welding process. That means there are no solidification defects — like gas porosity, segregation, or slag inclusions — in the end product.
PUT US TO THE TEST
Need to join aluminum to steel? Or copper to aluminum? MTI can do that, and more. Need a 50-foot-long weld along an aluminum panel? Working with uniquely complex part geometries? We can pull that off, too — from automobiles to rocket boosters, and beyond.
In fact, we'll make your part, build a machine to make your part, or help you make your part even better. Just let us know what you need, and we'll help determine the best solution for you.