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What is Plug Welding and How Can It Help the Aerospace Industry?
What is plug welding and how does it work? We walk you through the process and explain why aerospace companies may find it to be a cost-saving solution!

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2021: A Year in Review for MTI
Take a look at the wins MTI is celebrating in their 2021 year in review and how they plan to spring forward into 2022!

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EWI and MTI to Cooperate in Technology Development of Low Force Friction Welding
Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) and EWI are pleased to announce collaborative work to develop MTI's newest solid-state joining technology, Low Force Friction Welding.l

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MTI's LF35-75 Linear Friction Welder: A Closer Look
What is the LF35-75 and how can it benefit your project? Check out this blog to explore some of this machine's unique features.

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Contract Friction Welding for Small-Batch Part Runs
As more automakers shift to electric vehicles, they can trust MTI's contract friction welding team to take care of their existing combustion engine part joining needs.

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Why Is Part Geometry Important in Friction Welding?
Why is part geometry such an important aspect of friction welding? Learn how shapes and sizes can make all the difference in your next project!

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MTI Sets Sights on NASA's Artemis Mission
South Bend-based Manufacturing Technology, Inc. will play a role in future space missions, including NASA's Artemis program. It aims to send the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024.

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The Friction Welding Dictionary
Want to be a friction welding expert? Check out some of the most popular terms in the world of solid-state joining and start welding them into your vocabulary!

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A Look Back at 2020's Highlights
MTI looks back at all of its accomplishments in 2020 that are helping pave the way to a strong start for 2021.

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