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A Step-By-Step Guide to MTI's Weld Development Process

Posted by Kevin Grewe on May 10, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Topics: MTI Services, Can Your Parts Be Joined?, Friction Welding -- The Basics

Practice makes perfect: it’s an old saying, but one that continues to ring true in just about every aspect of life – especially when it comes to manufacturing.

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How Can Low Force Friction Welding Improve The Automotive Industry?

Posted by Constanza Lengerich on Mar 2, 2021 8:09:34 AM

Topics: How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry, Friction Welding Technologies, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

In many ways, the Automotive industry is one of the most diverse and unique industries that MTI serves. Though the projects don't involve sending spacecraft into orbit like some of our Aerospace jobs, the demands of this ever-changing industry keep us on our toes and inspire us to keep thinking ahead.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Understanding Weld Development

Posted by Dan Adams on Dec 9, 2020 10:07:51 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Friction Welding Technologies, Can Your Parts Be Joined?, Friction Welding -- The Basics

It's true - no two friction welding applications are the same. But no matter the part, the intent or the industry, there is one common goal we hope to achieve with each project we handle: create a component that is fit-for-purpose and can be ultimately joined on a production machine.

So, how do we accomplish this?

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Can My Part Be Joined With Rotary Friction Welding?

Posted by Gary Kopczynski on Sep 24, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Topics: News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

There's a reason you clicked on this blog.

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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: MTI Services, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

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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Whiteboard Wednesday: Linear Friction Welding of Blisks

Posted by Dan Adams on Oct 2, 2019 9:01:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Friction Welding Technologies, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

If you peel back the exterior of an airplane, you will find thousands of parts working together to help safely lift the plane into flight. And if you look a little closer, you'll notice some of those parts were joined by friction welding.

MTI has successfully friction-welded dozens of parts for aircraft and the aerospace industry. But perhaps no part is more complicated to take from concept to completion than the blisk.

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Will it Join: Copper and Aluminum

Posted by Bob Besse on Mar 21, 2019 4:19:52 PM

Topics: MTI Services, News & Updates, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

Friction Welding has become the premier choice for companies looking to join dissimilar metals.  Because Friction Welding is a solid-state joining process that does not require melting, it allows for the bonding of two metals, such as Copper and Aluminum, that may be impossible to join with more traditional welding techniques.

With fusion welding processes like MIG and TIG welding, it can be challenging to join dissimilar metals because they often differ substantially in composition and physical, mechanical and metallurgical properties.

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MTI at IMTS 2016: Bi-Metallic Friction Welding

Posted by Bob Besse on Sep 9, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: News & Updates, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

The 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show is September 12-17, 2016 in Chicago, IL and MTI will be there! We’ll be in the North Building, B Hall (Fabricating & Lasers), Booth N-6014 where we’ll discuss our friction welding technologies and how they can improve your manufacturing processes. Specifically, MTI will be talking about Bi-Metallic Friction Welding and how it sets us apart in the joining industry.

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Bi-Metallic Friction Welding of Dissimilar Metals

Posted by Dan Adams on Jul 13, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

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One of the key differentiators between friction welding and other welding techniques is the ability to join dissimilar metals or two different materials that may be impossible to join by other techniques. Doing so is a cost effective way of getting the benefits from both materials. Typically we can use any of the friction welding technologies to weld dissimilar metals, and the following are some common bi-metallic combinations and applications:

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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.