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Friction welding solutions for the Oil and Gas industry

Friction welding’s proven reliability is coupled with such process advantages as being clean, fast, consistent, and free of operator-induced error. This makes friction welding one of the leading methods of joining flanges to valve bodies, drill pipe, high-pressure hose couplings, and manifold tubes.

How MTI is making a difference in Oil and Gas Manufacturing

Harbison-Fischer, a manufacturer of oil well pumping equipment, was having trouble producing a key pump part in a timely and cost-efficient manner. After teaming up with MTI, we applied our partnership process along with our experience in oil field applications.

This led to developing a friction welding machine that solved their problem by manufacturing the part with much higher quality while also saving them time and money. The experience also resulted in creating other innovations for this and other industries as well.

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Why friction welding is vital for Oil and Gas applications

Since a typical string of drill pipe can be three to four miles long, composed of 30-foot sections, weld integrity is a must in the oil field drilling industry. The friction welds support the lower drill stem assembly (made up of other drill pipes, drill collars, and the drilling bit) and transmit the rotary torque needed for drilling. Friction welding produces a metallurgical bond strong enough to take the high torque and highly loaded rotary tension due to directional drilling.

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Eyes of an Engineer: Part 1
Eyes of an Engineer: Part 1

How can you leverage your engineering skills with friction welding? Meet three of our engineers, and learn what they love about working at MTI.

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5 Ways Friction Welding Has Helped the Oil & Gas Industry
5 Ways Friction Welding Has Helped the Oil & Gas Industry

Friction welding offers critical benefits to the oil and gas industry – and MTI is leading the way in designing unique solutions for the industry!

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Rotary, Linear, and Friction Stir Welding Differences
Rotary, Linear, and Friction Stir Welding Differences

When it comes to friction welding, what’s the difference between rotary, linear, and friction stir welding processes? MTI explains.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Friction Stir Welding
Whiteboard Wednesday: Friction Stir Welding

MTI’s Dan Adams outlines the friction stir welding process and its applications in this installment of the Whiteboard Wednesday video series.

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