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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, Linear Friction Welding, Low Force Friction Welding

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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Friction Welding for Electric Vehicles

Posted by Bob Besse on Nov 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Topics: Manufacturing Services, News, Linear Friction Welding, Friction Stir Welding, Rotary Friction Welding, Automotive

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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Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force And No Interior Flash

Posted by Dan Adams on Oct 23, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Linear Friction Welding, Low Force Friction Welding

If you've been following along with our Whiteboard Wednesdays series, by now, you are likely beginning to understand some of the key benefits of Low Force Friction Welding.

In this episode, we will walk you through one of the biggest advantages of Low Force the ability to accomplish little to no interior flash (ID.)

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Blisk Welding

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

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Linear Friction Welding

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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The Friction Welding Dictionary

Posted by Bob Besse on Jun 14, 2019 9:03:17 AM

Topics: Friction Welding, Manufacturing Services, News, Linear Friction Welding, Friction Stir Welding, Aerospace, Rotary Friction Welding, Automotive, Low Force Friction Welding

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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MTI Delivers North America's First and Only Linear Friction Welder of Full-Size Development Parts to LIFT Lightweighting Research Center in Detroit

Posted by Bob Besse on Oct 9, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Topics: News, Linear Friction Welding

  SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 9, 2018: Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) has shipped North America’s first linear friction welder capable of full sized part development to the LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow facility in Detroit where it will contribute to cutting edge lightweighting research in the automotive and aerospace sectors.

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MTI Announces Partnership with LIFT to Deliver North America’s Largest Linear Friction Welder to Detroit

Posted by Bob Besse on Dec 12, 2016 4:15:32 PM

Topics: Linear Friction Welding


SOUTH BEND, IN – Manufacturing Technology Inc., (MTI) announced it will develop North America’s largest Linear Friction Welder, in terms of force capacity and tooling envelope, and deliver it to LIFT – Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow – for use in lightweight metals research and development projects, based in Detroit.

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Rotary, Linear, and Friction Stir Welding Differences

Posted by Bob Besse on Dec 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Linear Friction Welding, Friction Stir Welding, Rotary Friction Welding

Friction welding is a forging technique that produces ultra-strong bonds for diverse applications. This process has been the answer to many manufacturing and engineering challenges for over five decades. From aerospace to automotive, friction welding is continually opening the possibilities for ongoing technological advancement.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Near Net Shape with Additive Manufacturing

Posted by Dan Adams on Jul 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Linear Friction Welding, Near Net Shape

 

 

Two buzz words in the manufacturing industry today are near net shape manufacturing and additive manufacturing. Both terms are manufacturing processes that save time and money when producing parts.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Linear Friction Process

Posted by Dan Adams on Jun 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Linear Friction Welding, Near Net Shape

 

 

Linear friction welding is similar to direct drive rotary friction welding since both are a constant energy input process. But unlike rotary, linear friction welding uses linear oscillation (a repeated back and forth motion) to create a solid state weld. There are two components of the oscillation that drives the energy input:

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Linear Friction Welding

Posted by Dan Adams on May 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Linear Friction Welding, What is Friction Welding?

Linear friction welding is a solid-state joining process that uses relative motion and high force in order to create enough heat to create a two-piece forging. In linear friction welding, one part is moved back and forth rapidly in a linear reciprocating motion while the other part is forced into it, generating enough heat between the two parts to forge them together.

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MTI Ships 2-Story-Tall Jet Engine Machine

Posted by Bob Besse on May 8, 2015 2:58:00 PM

Topics: News, Linear Friction Welding, Aerospace

Manufacturing Technology, Inc., has shipped the world’s largest capacity linear friction welding machine, to Pratt & Whitney’s world-class Middletown facility in Connecticut. The machine will be used to friction-weld critical aircraft engine components to support Pratt & Whitney’s most advanced military programs and next generation product family.

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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.