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MTI Sets Sights on NASA's Artemis Mission

Posted by Tom Budd on Apr 21, 2021 10:17:11 AM

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

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – It's one of the boldest space missions ever planned... and NASA is relying on the friction welding experts at Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) to help pull it off.

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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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How Can MTI Work With My Budget to Fit My Needs?

Posted by Bob Besse on Feb 4, 2021 8:43:16 AM

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

Even though 2020 is now behind us, many of the financial challenges that emerged during the unprecedented year continue to impact operational budgets in 2021 and beyond.

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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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5 Ways Friction Welding Has Helped the Oil & Gas Industry

Posted by Bob Besse on Aug 26, 2020 10:30:00 AM

Topics: How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry

 

Friction welding offers a world of possibility for all types of industries, and MTI is a global leader in this highly adaptable technology. Our engineers are continually innovating and creating new solutions to difficult manufacturing challenges.

One place friction welding technology is making a difference, is in the oil and gas industry. With durable welds that can stand up to incredible stress, friction welding is a practical response to the demands that are put on drill pipes, manifold tubes, valves, perf-gun tubes, actuation balls, and more.

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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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Friction Welding for Fitness Applications

Posted by Bob Besse on May 21, 2020 12:14:31 PM

Topics: MTI Services, How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry

Friction welding is rooted in a fairly simple, yet effective concept: make good parts great and strong parts even stronger.

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Friction Welding Integration in Automated Manufacturing Process

Posted by Kevin Grewe on Apr 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Topics: How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry

The future of integration is now. What do I mean by that? I mean, we have seen many examples of how friction welding is seamlessly integrated into an automated manufacturing process. A number of our customers are already working with us and integrating friction welding technology into their production process. Based on their successes, it is the right time to take advantage of this innovative process that leads to (1) process repeatability, (2) improved cycle time, (3) increased production volume, and (4) cost savings.

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5 Ways Friction Welding Helps the Automotive Industry

Posted by Kevin Grewe on Apr 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM

Topics: How Friction Welding Benefits Your Industry

The solid state, forged quality bonded joint offered by friction welding has made it an ideal manufacturing process for the automotive industry. With the ability to create highly durable, customized components for everything from commercial to personal use vehicles, friction welding helps Tier One manufacturers design flexible solutions to ever-changing challenges of the automotive industry.

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Which Friction Welding Technology Is Best For Your Next Aerospace Project?

Posted by Bob Besse on Dec 17, 2019 10:37:08 AM

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

Friction welding is not a one-size-fits-all process — that's what makes it such a versatile joining method.  It's just as effective for joining components that you can fit in the palm of your hand as it is for joining parts that require a crane to move from one place to another.

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How Friction Welding Can Solve Wear Problems in the Oil Sands Industry

Posted by Timothy Jennings on Aug 2, 2019 1:36:36 PM

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

Oil sands production is a tough, demanding operation. The impact loads are earth-shattering, and the often brutally cold temperatures do little to provide any relief to the machinery operating in this highly abrasive environment.

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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.