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Tom Budd

Tom Budd is currently the Marketing Manager for Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) after previously serving in both the Sales Manager and Sales Engineer roles for MTI friction welding. Tom has spent over 22 years in the custom capital equipment and manufacturing industries finding solutions to solve challenging manufacturing problems. In addition to his vast capital equipment machine sales background, his “hands on” experience spans a variety of areas including QC gauge design and build, project management, as well as installation and service. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing & Advertising from Indiana University.

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What is TIR?

Posted by Tom Budd on Aug 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Topics: TIR

Total indicator runout, or TIR, is a term often used in manufacturing, especially when dealing with rotating parts.  Other names include total indicator reading, or more recently, full indicator movement (FIM).  TIR is simply the difference between the maximum and minimum values measured across an entire rotating surface about a reference axis.

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FAQs - Friction Stir Welding

Posted by Tom Budd on Jul 10, 2018 11:36:31 AM

Topics: Manufacturing Services, Friction Stir Welding, Frequently Asked Questions

Friction Stir Welding (FSW) is a solid-state joining process that’s especially popular in the aerospace, transportation, and electronics industries.

Below, we'll explore some commonly asked questions about Friction Stir Welding.

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Cooking With Friction Welding

Posted by Tom Budd on Nov 24, 2016 8:24:31 AM

Thanksgiving is finally here! It’s time for succulent turkey, tart cranberries, savory stuffing, and the ultimate side dish: creamy mashed potatoes.

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From Adams Engineering to MTI

Posted by Tom Budd on Dec 22, 2015 2:04:00 PM

Topics: History

Over eight decades and four generations, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) has become a global leader in joining and welding solutions. From our beginning, working with Studebaker to today as we support aerospace companies like General Electric and Pratt and Whitney, our history tells a story of steadfast problem-solving, and a commitment to these qualities: INnovation, GENuine, and ContinUITY. 

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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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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.