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Friction welding solutions for the Aerospace industry

Since the dawn of the commercial jet age, we’ve worked with Aerospace industry organizations around the world to develop and create new and innovative parts and solutions that are stronger, lighter, resistant to higher temperatures, and more reliable. We understand the complexities of planning for the inevitable change within the Aerospace industry and the critical need for solutions that can adapt over time.

How MTI is making a difference in Aerospace Manufacturing

Meet the world’s largest capacity and most innovative, automated, and ergonomically capable linear friction welding machine. This machine friction-welds critical aircraft engine components to support Pratt & Whitney’s most advanced military programs and next-generation product family. Components are welded together utilizing linear friction welding to produce “near net shape” assemblies requiring minimal additional machining, saving costly time and material costs.

We’re continually improving efficiency and strength with versatile and unique materials. When we make a new weld, we push the boundaries of where and how our machines can operate. This is just another example of the MTI way of thinking.

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Why friction welding is vital for Aerospace applications

The demand for larger and more fuel efficient aircraft means that aero-engines are growing in thrust, temperature, and size. Withstanding the higher temperatures requires critical aircraft and aerospace components made with such materials as superalloy, bimetallic, stainless steel, and aluminum. While these materials can be difficult and many times impossible to weld with conventional methods, they can be joined with the friction welding process. MTI-designed rotary and linear friction welders of all sizes are in use throughout the aerospace industry, including the largest capacity friction welder made today.

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What to Look for in an Aerospace Partner
What to Look for in an Aerospace Partner

When it comes to joining aerospace components, there's several factors you should consider. Our aerospace partners like GE, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, and Honeywell trust the quality of MTI's welded parts.

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5 Ways Friction Welding Helps the Aerospace Industry
5 Ways Friction Welding Helps the Aerospace Industry

MTI has been a global leader in the aerospace industry with friction welding solutions. Here are five ways we've helped their manufacturing process.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Upset Control and Pressure Modulation
Whiteboard Wednesday: Upset Control and Pressure Modulation

Dan Adams of MTI goes more in-depth in part two of our series on Rotary Friction Welding upset control in this latest Whiteboard Wednesday video.

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MTI's Manufacturing Services Recognized For Outstanding Technical Performance
MTI's Manufacturing Services Recognized For Outstanding Technical Performance

MTI's manufacturing services recognized for outstanding technical performance on the TIRS-02 program.

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