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.
As part of MTI’s ongoing commitment to customers, the company intends to honor its warranty and will support FSW machines going forward. The company’s Contract Welding business unit will also continue to offer FSW manufacturing for the welding of aluminum sheet, plate, and extrusion, copper, and other materials.
The FSW market had not expanded as expected since the company acquired the FSW technology from TTI in 2009. This coupled with the ongoing growth in MTI’s other businesses led to the decision to divest.
MTI has established itself as a leader in friction welding, including Rotary Friction and Linear Friction Welding technologies. MTI has delivered machines to Boeing, GE, Rolls- Royce, Pratt and Whitney, and many of their tier one suppliers. A family owned business founded in 1926, MTI employs 180 people in their South Bend, United Kingdom, and China locations.
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