MTI's Manufacturing Services Recognized For Outstanding Technical Performance

Posted by Bob Besse on Mar 22, 2017 9:54:28 AM

Topics: Manufacturing Services, News, Rotary Friction Welding

SOUTH BEND, IN - Ball Aerospace has recognized Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) for outstanding technical performance on the TIRS-02 Program, a NASA initiative which uses thermal infrared sensors to measure the Earth’s temperature.  MTI played an integral role by joining together titanium and copper for the TIRS-02 Cryocooler, which is used on the Landsat Data Continuity satellite.

“We were thrilled to work with Ball Aerospace and work together to find a joining solution that met their needs” said Mike Laiman, MTI’s Manufacturing Services Business Unit Manager.  “Collaboration was key to our success.”

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MTI Announces Changes to Leadership Team and Additional Board of Director Members

Posted by Bob Besse on Jan 6, 2017 2:06:50 PM

Topics: News

SOUTH BEND, IN - Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) today announced changes to the company’s leadership team, as well as the addition of three outside Board of Director members.  The changes are part of the company’s focus on new product development, operations, and sales.

Dan Adams, who is currently MTI’s President and one of the company’s fourth generation owners, is assuming the role of CEO.  He will continue overseeing the company’s recently launched new product development efforts. 

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MTI Announces Partnership with LIFT to Deliver North America’s Largest Linear Friction Welder to Detroit

Posted by Bob Besse on Dec 12, 2016 4:15:32 PM

Topics: News


SOUTH BEND, IN – Manufacturing Technology Inc., (MTI) announced it will develop North America’s largest Linear Friction Welder, in terms of force capacity and tooling envelope, and deliver it to LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow – for use in lightweight metals research and development projects, based in Detroit.

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MTI Realigning Portions of U.S. Operations

Posted by Bob Besse on Oct 12, 2016 5:00:00 PM

Topics: News

SOUTH BEND, IN-  As part of an ongoing strategy of investing in and adapting to the best market opportunities, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) is proactively realigning its US machine build and corporate operations.  This allows the company to be more cost competitive, and will result in 24 positions being eliminated or reassigned. MTI’s UK operation is not affected.

MTI’s US business is built around large complex friction welding machines, a successful niche, but only a small portion of the global market.  The global friction welding machine market is dominated by smaller automated machines.  This is a segment where the US operation has become much less cost competitive over time.

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MTI Reconnects with Leadership Expert David Marquet

Posted by Bob Besse on Sep 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: News

SOUTH BEND, IN - September 16, 2016: Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) reconnected with leadership guru and award-winning author David Marquet.

During an Executive Forums Leadership Summit attended by MTI and other organizations, Marquet demonstrated the importance of leading with intent. Marquet believes the ideal workplace is one where everyone participates and contributes their full intellectual capacity.

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc. Completes Purchase of ProSpot Welding in United Kingdom

Posted by Bob Besse on Mar 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: News

Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) announced that the company has finalized the purchase of ProSpot, a resistance welding company located in Tamworth, United Kingdom.  The acquisition doubles the size of MTI’s UK subsidiary and serves as a springboard into further European expansion.

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) completes purchase of 127,000 square foot building

Posted by Bob Besse on Oct 29, 2015 2:39:00 PM

Topics: News

Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) today announced that the company has finalized the purchase of a 127,000 square foot building located on Sheridan Avenue in South Bend. The new facility will more than double the size of the company’s growing Manufacturing Services division, which designs, develops, and produces friction welded parts for the aerospace, automotive, and medical device industries. The building was formally owned by the Mohawk Door division of Masonite International Corporation.

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc. is saddened to announce the passing of Bob Adams

Posted by Bob Besse on Jun 28, 2015 2:50:00 PM

Topics: News

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) is saddened to announce that Bob Adams passed away on June 28th after a yearlong battle with liver cancer. He was 46. Bob, along with his brother Daniel and sister Jennifer, comprised the fourth generation of company owners and was a member of the Board of Directors.

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MTI Ships 2-Story-Tall Jet Engine Machine

Posted by Bob Besse on May 8, 2015 2:58:00 PM

Topics: News

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc., has shipped the world’s largest capacity linear friction welding machine, to Pratt & Whitney’s world-class Middletown facility in Connecticut. The machine will be used to friction-weld critical aircraft engine components to support Pratt & Whitney’s most advanced military programs and next generation product family.

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc. awarded Aerospace contract worth approximately $25 million

Posted by Bob Besse on Apr 6, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Topics: News

One of the world’s largest aerospace companies has awarded Manufacturing Technology, Inc., a contract worth approximately $25 million for three aerospace Rotary Friction Welding (RFW) machines to be developed and built in South Bend over a twoyear period. One of the machines being built will be the world’s largest Rotary Friction Welder, with inertia capacity twice that of any other machine on the planet. This contract, along with other recent orders, has resulted in the hiring of six new employees with an additional 11 open positions at the company’s South Bend location.

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc., establishes a working relationship with Bond Technologies, Inc.

Posted by Bob Besse on Jun 10, 2014 9:43:00 AM

Topics: News

Manufacturing Technology, Inc. has established a working relationship with Bond Technologies, Inc., which is licensing certain Friction Stir Welding intellectual property from the company. MTI recently announced that it is exiting the FSW machine building business to focus on other business segments, including contract welding.

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc., divesting from Friction Stir Welding

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

Topics: News

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.

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Manufacturing Technology, Inc., Builds World’s Most Advanced Rotary Friction Welding Machine

Posted by Bob Besse on Feb 27, 2014 10:48:00 AM

Topics: News

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A state of the art Rotary Friction Welding (RFW) machine developed and built by South Bend based Manufacturing Technology Inc., is leaving Michiana to begin a 4,000 mile journey to the United Kingdom. The final destination is the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), a research facility for new manufacturing techniques that bridges the technology readiness gap between development in academia and execution in industry. The machine is designed for research and development on jet engine components for companies like Rolls Royce, General Electric, and Pratt and Whitney.

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New Generation RFW Machines are a Hit with the Brits

Posted by Bob Besse on Feb 3, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Topics: News

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In January of 2014, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, a British Cabinet position responsible for economic and financial matters, toured the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) located in Ansty Park, Coventry in January 2014. The Chancellor was duly impressed with the facility and its potential to provide state-of-the art collaborative research to the aerospace industry and advanced manufacturing fields.

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Competitive “niche” Market Perfect Fit for MTI

Posted by Bob Besse on Jul 16, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Topics: News

A world leader in the niche market of friction welding systems suppliers, MTI has excelled at listening to its customers; supplying production and R&D solutions to OEMS for over 80 years. Looking to the future, MTI plans on extending its global reach further for when the fifth generation of family owners take the helm.

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About MTI

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.