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MTI – A Trusted Leader in Astrospace Engineering

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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


    Friction welding is the ideal solution for many aerospace parts and applications, but is it the right fit for your project? Explore our development process to see how our engineers bring to life and optimize your ideas.
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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.

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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.

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