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Why Is Part Geometry Important in Friction Welding?

Posted by Gary Kopczynski on Jun 14, 2021 8:56:01 AM

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

If you asked 10 of our customers what friction welding looks like to them, chances are, they'd all have different answers.

To some, it's a solid-state method used to join parts that can fit in your pocket.  And to others, it's the only technology suitable for joining parts complex and large enough to help an engine lift a jet off the ground. Most other answers, though, would likely fall somewhere in between those two scenarios.

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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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The Friction Welding Dictionary

Posted by Bob Besse on Mar 2, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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

The world of friction welding is vast -- and so is the vocabulary used to describe it! We've compiled a list of the most commonly used friction welding terms -- from machine components to MTI's processes -- to help you grow your engineering mind!

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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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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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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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What is TIR?

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

Topics: Friction Welding -- The Basics

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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Low Force Friction Welding: FAQs

Posted by Constanza Lengerich on Jun 4, 2020 8:07:50 AM

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

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.

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Friction Welded Parts Are All Around Us

Posted by Bob Besse on May 28, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Topics: Friction Welding -- The Basics

You might not realize it yet, but friction welded parts are all around us, from the cars you drive to the planes you fly in.

Here’s a look at some everyday objects you never knew were friction welded:

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force, Low Upset

Posted by Dan Adams on Nov 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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

Throughout the past few episodes of Whiteboard Wednesdays, we've walked you through some of the key benefits of Low Force Friction Welding.

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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.