Aerospace friction welding machines FOR RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
R&D is a necessary step in the friction welding process for joining bimetallics, designer materials such as powdered metals, and other exotic materials. MTI has several machines in-house that are ready to be utilized for testing in your next project.
ROTARY R&D FRICTION WELDERS
Located in South Bend, this machine has the unique ability to operate in direct-drive, inertia, and hybrid welding modes, ideal for a wide range of rotary applications.
Located at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre in Glasglow, this multi-dimensional friction welder is ready for your aerospace R&D work.
lINEAR R&D FRICTION WELDERS
Located in our Low Force Innovation Center in South Bend, Indiana, the LF35-35 is equipped to handle R&D for linear applications.
Available for full-sized development work at LIFT in Detroit, Michigan, the LF35-75 has the largest tooling envelope of any linear friction welder in the world.
LOW FORCE R&D FRICTION WELDERS
This small machine has big potential for your next project. Our microwelder has all the valuable benefits of Low Force Friction Welding, but is designed for the smallest of parts.
Located in our Low Force Innovation Center in South Bend, Indiana, the LF35-35 is equipped to handle R&D for linear and Low Force applications.
Also located in the Low Force Innovation Center in South Bend, MTI’s Low Force Rotary Lab Machine is critical in determining whether your rotary application can be improved with Low Force Friction Welding.
Increase production through-put of assembles that require welds on two sides by completing both welds in a single pass with our dual-headed friction stir welder. Located in South Bend, this machine is ideal for large, long assemblies and extrusions.
One of the most unique friction welding processes, plug welding helps reduce MRO costs by repairing holes instead of scrapping assemblies due to corrosion or wear. You can take advantage of this technology in South Bend.
FRICTION WELDING COMES IN MANY FORMS - WHICH ONE IS THE BEST FIT FOR YOUR PROJECT?
Speak with one of MTI’s knowledgeable sales engineers who will outline each step of our process, from weld development to completion.