WHY MTI

MTI and the Aerospace industry

Since the dawn of the commercial jet age, we’ve worked with Aerospace industry organizations around the world to develop and create new and innovative parts and solutions that are stronger, lighter, resistant to higher temperatures, and more reliable. We understand the complexities of planning for the inevitable change within the Aerospace industry and the critical need for solutions that can adapt over time.

Full-Sized Part Development

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 ratio.

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Why friction welding is vital for Aerospace applications

The demand for larger and more fuel efficient aircraft means that aero-engines are growing in thrust, temperature, and size. Withstanding the higher temperatures requires critical aircraft and aerospace components made with such materials as superalloy, bimetallic, stainless steel, and aluminum. While these materials can be difficult and many times impossible to weld with conventional methods, they can be joined with the friction welding process. MTI-designed rotary and linear friction welders of all sizes are in use throughout the aerospace industry, including the largest capacity friction welder made today.

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MTI Rotary Friction Welders Find New Home at UK Research Center
MTI Rotary Friction Welders Find New Home at UK Research Center

The most advanced rotary friction welders ever built have found a new home at a Scottish research facility, where they will be used to help customers across a wide range of industries.

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How Friction Welding Helps Achieve Lightweighting in Aerospace & Automotive Industries
How Friction Welding Helps Achieve Lightweighting in Aerospace & Automotive Industries

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.

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The Friction Welding Dictionary
The Friction Welding Dictionary

Want to be a friction welding expert? Check out some of the most popular terms in the world of solid-state joining and start welding them into your vocabulary!

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North America's First Linear Friction Welder for Full-Sized Part Development Now Operational in Detroit
North America's First Linear Friction Welder for Full-Sized Part Development Now Operational in Detroit

The first and only linear friction welder capable of full-sized part development in North America is fully operational and ready for project work at LIFT - Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow.

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