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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: Low Force vs. Traditional Friction Welding

Posted by Dan Adams on Sep 11, 2019 8:59:00 AM

Topics: Whiteboard Wednesday, Low Force Friction Welding

In our last episode of Whiteboard Wednesday, we introduced you to a brand-new style of solid-state joining, Low-Force Friction Welding.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: A Friction Weld at a Fraction of the Force

Posted by Dan Adams on Aug 14, 2019 11:49:49 AM

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

For decades, MTI has been using friction welding to create unique joining solutions for customers across a variety of industries.

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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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Low-Force Friction Welding: A Promising Solution for the Rail Industry

Posted by Constanza Lengerich on Jan 18, 2019 4:40:41 PM

Topics: Low Force Friction Welding


For decades, railroad companies have been welding 80-foot rails to form Continuous Welded Rails (CWRs) that span from 400 feet to several miles. To accomplish this, they’ve heavily relied on two forms of welding: thermite and flash-butt. However, despite the wide use of these two processes, a significant percentage of railroad failures are a result of low-quality welds.

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Eyes of an Engineer: Part 3

Posted by Bob Besse on Jan 15, 2018 8:34:27 AM

Topics: Eyes of an Engineer, Design A Great Career, Low Force Friction Welding

In our third installment of Eyes of an Engineer, we introduce you to Tori Zellerhoff and Margot Hughan.  They began working at MTI as part of their capstone thesis for Notre Dame’s Master’s Program in Entrepreneurship, Technology, & Innovation (ESTEEM).

Combining technology with entrepreneurship, the two developed a business plan and go-to-market strategy for MTI’s latest technology, low force friction welding

Find out how they got started, what they learned at MTI, and what they enjoyed most about the experience.

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Low Force Friction Welding -- What is it?

Posted by Simon Jones on Dec 15, 2017 10:50:53 AM

Topics: Low Force Friction Welding

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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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.