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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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Friction Welding for Electric Vehicles
Friction Welding for Electric Vehicles

Friction Welding has the potential of helping revolutionize the electric vehicle market by offering a process that promotes lighter parts, watertight seals and increased efficiency.

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EWI and MTI to Cooperate in Technology Development of Low Force Friction Welding
EWI and MTI to Cooperate in Technology Development of Low Force Friction Welding

Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) and EWI are pleased to announce collaborative work to develop MTI's newest solid-state joining technology, Low Force Friction Welding.l

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MTI's Partnership With Career Academy South Bend Ignites Success
MTI's Partnership With Career Academy South Bend Ignites Success

MTI's partnership with Career Academy South Bend is aiming to shrink the manufacturing skills gap and expose more high schoolers to friction welding and other practical work experiences.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force And No Interior Flash
Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force And No Interior Flash

In this Whiteboard Wednesday video, MTI’s Dan Adams explains what separates Low-Force Friction Welding from traditional friction welding.

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