LF35-75 Linear friction welder
The only machine of its kind in the world, the LF35-75 uses the latest in linear friction welding technology to improve aerospace companies’ buy-to-fly ratios.
The LF35-75 has the largest tooling envelope of any linear friction welder in the world, allowing for the production of the largest full-scale aerospace parts available.
Ideal for bladed disks or integrally bladed rotors (IBRs), aircraft engines, near-net shapes and bimetallics, the LF35-75 was designed with the aerospace industry in mind.
This innovative friction welder is now available for full-sized part development at the LIFT facility in Detroit, Michigan.
MTI is Nadcap-accredited, ISO 9001-certified, AS9100-registered, ITAR-compliant, and has been a trusted partner to aerospace companies for decades.
Additonally, MTI can design and build custom tooling for this machine to ensure your unique part fits perfectly.
Contact us today to learn more about this machine and to explore how it can help improve your applications.
Size: 22’ x 8 x 14’
Weight: 122,000 pounds (61 metric tons) – roughly the same weight as a Boeing 737
Forge Force: 7.5t US, 6.8 metric tons to 75t US, 68.05 metric tons
Positional Accuracy: The LF35-75 is capable of oscillating the moving mass of a pickup truck and stopping it within a couple thousandths of an inch.
Oscillation Process: Oscillation, frequency and amplitude are customized to each friction welding application
Support and Vibration Isolation: 30 to 1 stationary to moving mass ratio. For every pound of mass that we move up and down in oscillation, we react that 30 times in static mass