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Friction welding solutions for the Consumer Products industry

From staying in shape to staying in touch, friction welding plays an enormous role in consumer products. Friction welding machines produce key parts for barbells, cell phones, computer monitors, golf clubs, and countless other products people use every day. Improving aesthetics, providing strength, delivering cost savings – these are just a few of the many benefits friction welding produces.

How MTI is making a difference in Consumer Products manufacturing

Friction Stir Welding not only adds new improved weld strength and durability to consumer products but can significantly improve the product’s aesthetic quality while eliminating material and processing steps associated with arc based methods of welding. Gone are the large, thick “weld pool” patterns. Residual flash if formed at all during the FSW process, is a fraction of what is formed during arc based methods and can be removed within the same machine pass with a special clean up tool. New Linear Friction welding tooling and techniques allow for the assembly of a complete product component at one time, and in just seconds, while generating minimal heat and few external areas to “clean up” machine to near net shape. Final products can use a minimalist design approach, coupled with a secure, durable, tamper resistant enclosure, leaving consumers wondering “How did they assemble that?”

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Eyes of an Engineer: Part 4
Eyes of an Engineer: Part 4

In our latest edition of Eyes of an Engineer, we interview junior service engineer James Lovell and junior design engineer Luke Barrett. The two graduated from MTI's apprentice program in February of 2018.

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Friction Welded Parts Are All Around Us
Friction Welded Parts Are All Around Us

Whether you travel by plane, train, car, or electric vehicle, you're always within reach of a component that's been friction welded. Discover the items you use every day that feature friction welded components.

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MTI and Siemens Join Forces to Lead the Way in Welding Technology for The Axle Market
MTI and Siemens Join Forces to Lead the Way in Welding Technology for The Axle Market

MTI's latest double axle friction welding machine is fully automated and reduces cycle times by up to 10 percent.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Upset Control and Pressure Modulation with Dynamic Profile Modification
Whiteboard Wednesday: Upset Control and Pressure Modulation with Dynamic Profile Modification

MTI's Dan Adams provides more detail in episode three of our series on upset control and length control for rotary friction welding.

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