Why Friction Welding Over Other Processes

Posted by Bob Besse on Oct 13, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Why Friction Welding

Friction welding offers a wealth of solutions to tough manufacturing problems. Thanks to key advantages — such as consistent quality, the ability to join different metals together, and reduced material waste — friction welding is a time-efficient and cost-effective way to produce new parts. Friction welding is a powerful process that not only provides forged quality components, but gives engineers the confidence that the part will meet the quality standards of their application.

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Friction Welding: Turning Out Forged Quality Products and Components

Posted by Bob Besse on Sep 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Why Friction Welding

When manufacturing critical components for applications such as transportation, space flight, oil & gas, construction, and the military, quality isn’t just important — it’s absolutely essential. Implementing a trusted joining technology allows components to reach the desired quality and durability.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Why Friction Welding Part 2

Posted by Dan Adams on Feb 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Why Friction Welding

One small part — the lift screw — is a great example of what makes friction welding so useful. It’s a part you might find in an automobile power seat, or in the wing of an airplane, where it helps raise and lower the flaps.

There are a couple traditional ways to produce a lift screw:

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Why Friction Welding Part 1

Posted by Dan Adams on Jan 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Why Friction Welding

Friction welding in the United States started in the late 1960s when Caterpillar Tractor Company wanted to produce hydraulic cylinder rods, or piston rods.

A key challenge they faced was that many of these parts were made out of single-piece forgings, which were — and still are — very expensive to produce. When they examined all of their parts, they found they had a smaller number of eyes than clevises, and they wanted to be able to weld these rods to different lengths and diameters. Friction welding allowed them to create two-piece forgings that would be much less expensive to produce.

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Top 10 Reasons to Consider Friction Welding

Posted by Bob Besse on Dec 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Why Friction Welding

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.

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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.