With a cost savings of $1 million and the lead time cut in half, Aerojet Rocketdyne and MTI agreed that refurbishing and upgrading the Vertical Rotary Friction Welding machine originally built in 1981 would be the most cost-efficient and time-saving option to develop a next generation rocket engine for NASA.
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Despite having no prior working experience on oil pumping applications, MTI demonstrated that it could deliver a cost-cutting, time-reducing friction welding machine that resolved the issues facing Harbison-Fischer.
When MTI first started working with Federal-Mogul, global requirements on tail pipe emissions were forcing engine manufacturers to reduce gaseous and particulate emissions. The solution: the Monosteel piston.