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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, Aerospace, 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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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.