For decades, MTI has successfully joined hundreds of applications across multiple industries using our traditional friction welding process. However, with the introduction of our newest solid-state joining technology, Low Force Friction Welding, you may now be wondering whether it's time to consider switching to Low Force - even if you've relied on our traditional process for years.
It's a scenario you've likely encountered at least once.
You have two metals you want to join, but you're not sure which welding technology is the best fit for your application.
It's our newest technology and has the potential to revolutionize solid-state joining as we know it - Low Force Friction Welding is here to stay and since its inception, we've learned a lot about its potential in all of the industries that MTI serves.
Topics: Low Force Friction Welding
WELDING PROBLEMS THE RAIL INDUSTRY FACES TODAY
For decades, railroad companies have been welding 80-foot rails to form Continuous Welded Rails (CWRs) that span from 400 feet to several miles. To accomplish this, they’ve heavily relied on two forms of welding: thermite and flash-butt. However, despite the wide use of these two processes, a significant percentage of railroad failures are a result of low-quality welds.