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Ashley Henderson

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Why Metallurgy Should Be a Priority For Your Next Project

Posted by Ashley Henderson on Jan 29, 2020 10:01:34 AM

Topics: Manufacturing Services, Linear Friction Welding, Friction Stir Welding, Rotary Friction Welding, Low Force Friction Welding

The whir of machines, the beep of a forklifta manufacturing floor isn't exactly a place you'd go to find some peace and quiet. But nestled among the hustle and bustle of MTI's Manufacturing Services building, you'll find a much quieter place; one that fosters thorough analyses and a methodical evaluation process that's one part science, one part art.

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MTI's Partnership With Career Academy South Bend Ignites Success

Posted by Ashley Henderson on Oct 30, 2019 10:33:50 AM

Topics: Eyes of an Engineer, Design A Great Career

If you haven't seen the recent headlines about manufacturing across the Midwest, allow us to summarize: the skills gap is growing.

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Eyes of an Engineer: Putting the Pedal to the Metal

Posted by Ashley Henderson on Sep 16, 2019 11:54:02 AM

Topics: Eyes of an Engineer, Design A Great Career

Jim Hoffman, MTI's Chief Metallurgist, examines a weld at the Sheridan Street lab.

Resting his face against the eyepiece of a microscope, MTI Chief Metallurgist Jim Hoffman meticulously spins a cluster of knobs, gradually bringing a customer’s latest weld into focus. He squints, rotates another dial then shifts his eyes toward his computer.  His keyboard clicks rhythmically as he adds to the notes sprawled across his two monitors.

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Eyes of an Engineer: When Passions Become a Career

Posted by Ashley Henderson on Jul 25, 2019 2:57:50 PM

Topics: Eyes of an Engineer, Design A Great Career

Constanza Lengerich (right) chats with controls engineer, Ray Szajko.

Situated in a quiet office on the second floor of MTI’s global headquarters in South Bend, Indiana, Constanza Lengerich carefully examines a new batch of data from her team’s latest weld. The numbers excite and energize her – they signal pivotal progress in the company’s research and development of a new form of solid-state joining, Low-Force Friction Welding.

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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.