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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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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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A Look Back at 2020's Highlights

Posted by Bob Besse on Jan 6, 2021 10:21:25 AM

Topics: News & Updates

Pivot.

Of all the buzzwords that emerged from the unprecedented year of 2020 (think: quarantine, social distancing, etc.) no word feels more relevant to our MTI family than "pivot."

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Low Force vs. Traditional Friction Welding: Which One Is Right For Your Project?

Posted by Constanza Lengerich on Oct 23, 2020 2:26:25 PM

Topics: News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies

For decades, MTI has successfully joined hundreds of applications across multiple industries using our traditional friction welding process. However, with the introduction of our newest solid-state joining technology, Low Force Friction Welding,  you may now be wondering whether it's time to consider switching to Low Force - even if you've relied on our traditional process for years.

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Can My Part Be Joined With Rotary Friction Welding?

Posted by Gary Kopczynski on Sep 24, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Topics: News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies, Can Your Parts Be Joined?

There's a reason you clicked on this blog.

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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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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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Comparing Low Force Friction Welding to Laser Welding

Posted by Constanza Lengerich on Aug 12, 2020 1:00:00 PM

Topics: News & Updates, Friction Welding Technologies

It's a scenario you've likely encountered at least once.

You have two metals you want to join, but you're not sure which welding technology is the best fit for your application.

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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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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.