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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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Simplicity, Efficiency, and Peace of Mind: The Story Behind SPARTAN

Posted by Bob Besse on Feb 8, 2021 7:00:00 AM

Topics: How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry, Friction Welding Technologies

MTI has gained global recognition for designing and building the most advanced, customized friction welding machines—including the world’s largest inertia friction welder.

While we are proud of building the largest rotary and linear friction welders in the world, we have also designed and built hundreds of smaller friction welding machines. 

And that’s where the SPARTAN product line comes in, providing a high quality and cost-effective solution.

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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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Low Force Friction Welding -- What is it?

Posted by Simon Jones on Dec 2, 2020 10:45:00 AM

Topics: Friction Welding Technologies, Friction Welding -- The Basics

Using our friction welding and solid state joining know-how, MTI has developed, designed, and manufactured low force friction welding machines that are operating in industry today.

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What Is Rotational Low Force Friction Welding?

Posted by Tim Stotler, Greg Firestone & Jerry Gould - EWI on Nov 30, 2020 2:09:46 PM

Topics: Friction Welding Technologies, Friction Welding -- The Basics

Solid-state welding processes are a group of technologies in which joining is accomplished without melting the individual substrates. In these processes, bonding is accomplished by a combination of heating and forging. Heating is used to both lower the flow stresses enabling forging, as well as promote diffusion between the individual substrates. Common variations of these processes include flash-butt, upset, projection, and mash-seam welding, as well as friction-based welding processes such as direct-drive, inertia, and linear friction welding.

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Low Force vs. Traditional Friction Welding: Which One Is Right For Your Project?

Posted by Constanza Lengerich on Oct 23, 2020 2:26:25 PM

Topics: News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies

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.

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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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Friction Welding for Electric Vehicles

Posted by Bob Besse on Sep 8, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Topics: MTI Services, News & Updates, How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry, Friction Welding Technologies

Long before the word "Tesla" spurred any thoughts beyond the iconic inventor of the 1800s, companies around the world were relying on friction welding to join their parts.  But just as automotive technology has shifted throughout the decades, friction welding has followed right along, aligning with the demands of the modern consumer and commercial vehicle market.

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What is Plug Welding and How Can It Help the Aerospace Industry?

Posted by Timothy Jennings on Aug 24, 2020 9:31:30 AM

Topics: News & Updates, How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry, Friction Welding Technologies, Friction Welding -- The Basics

When you think of friction welding, you likely imagine a highly engineered machine bringing two materials together and performing a solid-state weld using either a rotary, linear or stir motion.

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Comparing Low Force Friction Welding to Laser Welding

Posted by Constanza Lengerich on Aug 12, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Topics: News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies

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.

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How Does Inertia Friction Welding Work?

Posted by Rob Wilkes on Aug 12, 2020 4:00:00 AM

Topics: MTI Services, News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies, Friction Welding -- The Basics

From Low Force Friction Welding to Friction Stir Welding, MTI specializes in several different types of friction welding processes. But in this article, we will explore our Inertia Rotary Friction Welding technology and explain how it works and outline how it could be beneficial in your next project.

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MTI and EWI Involved In DOE Research Project

Posted by Bob Besse on Aug 11, 2020 12:37:53 PM

Topics: MTI Services, News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies

MTI is proud to announce its involvement in a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) research project, which focuses on the durability of friction welds created with dissimilar metals.

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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.