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Since man first set foot on the moon, astrospace companies have trusted MTI to friction-weld the critical parts that help NASA send astronauts into space. MTI designs, manufactures and delivers the world’s largest and most technologically advanced friction welders for astrospace components. While materials for space travel can be difficult or impossible to weld with conventional methods, friction welding broadens the possibilities for joining and removes limitations that may have prevented a certain component from going into space. MTI is proud to have played a role in several high-profile space missions and is eager to someday help send the first humans to Mars
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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 (VRFW) machine originally built in 1981 would be the most cost-efficient and time-saving option to develop a next generation rocket engine for NASA.Read Full Story
When NASA needed help with special sensors on a satellite, MTI stepped in to offer an innovative
joining solution that could withstand the harsh environments of space travel.
The simple rule of thumb is this: If you can forge it, you can friction-weld it.
We have forged those!
We have not tried forging those, but it doesn't mean we can't
Which friction welding technology is the best fit for your aerospace or astrospace application? We break down each method and explain which part best matches each technology.
Many companies, across all types of industries, have an interest in lightweighting. Friction welding can help them achieve lighter parts through a variety of different methods.
South Bend-based Manufacturing Technology, Inc. will play a role in future space missions, including sending astronauts to Mars in the 2030s.
MTI was recognized by NASA and other key members for contributions in the journey to mars. MTI inertia welded the powerhead main injectors for the RS-25 engine.