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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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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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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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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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MTI UK's Manufacturing Services Expands In-House CNC Capabilities

Posted by Rob Wilkes on Aug 12, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Topics: MTI Services, News & Updates

Adding to its continually growing list of value-added offerings, MTI UK's contract friction welding facility has welcomed a new, state-of-the art CNC machine onto its shop floor.

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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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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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Eliminate machine downtime by investing in a Preventative Maintenance Package

Posted by Bob Besse on Mar 2, 2020 8:30:31 AM

Topics: MTI Services, News & Updates

Whether it's as small as adding a protective case to your new smartphone or as advanced as installing a state-of-the-art security system to monitor your home, it's natural and sensible to want to keep your personal property safe.

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Why Metallurgy Should Be a Priority For Your Next Project

Posted by Ashley Henderson on Jan 29, 2020 10:01:34 AM

Topics: MTI Services, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

The whir of machines, the beep of a forklifta manufacturing floor isn't exactly a place you'd go to find some peace and quiet. But nestled among the hustle and bustle of MTI's Manufacturing Services building, you'll find a much quieter place; one that fosters thorough analyses and a methodical evaluation process that's one part science, one part art.

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About MTI

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.