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Friction welding solutions for the Automotive industry

From our early days working for Studebaker Automotive to today, our extensive experience in automotive welding solutions is evident in the enormous variety of parts our machines produce. Those applications include stabilizer bars, engine valves, pistons, drive shafts, transmission gears, turbochargers, bumper shocks, suspension components, steering components, water pumps, axles, air bag inflators, camshafts, U-joints, and so many more. Friction welding may be fully integrated into automated production lines to handle this industry’s high volume demands.

How MTI is making a difference in the Automotive Manufacturing industry

To help meet changing global requirements for emission standards, auto manufacturers realized the aluminum piston had to be replaced with a newly designed and developed stronger steel piston. In developing their new revolutionary Monosteel® piston, Federal-Mogul knew it needed welding expertise to make it successful, so they turned to MTI.

Our rotary friction welding solutions addressed all design, production, and performance concerns for the Monosteel piston. It soon became the industry market leader, winning the PACE Award from Automotive News while continuing to excel at meeting new U.S. emission regulations.

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Why friction welding is vital for Automotive applications

Demand for automotive airbag inflators has stimulated the increase in the number of friction welders manufactured for the automotive industry since the 1980s. That’s because advantages such as a full-penetration weld, as well as its narrow heat-affected zone have made friction welding a key method for joining fully-loaded airbag inflators. The dramatic increase in the volume of friction welding applications and equipment continues to this day. Successful material combinations include aluminum, low carbon steel, and stainless steel alloys.

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5 Ways Friction Welding Helps the Automotive Industry
5 Ways Friction Welding Helps the Automotive Industry

MTI’s extensive experience in automotive welding solutions is evident in the variety of parts our machines produce. Here are five ways friction welding can help.

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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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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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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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