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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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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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Will it Join: Steel and Inconel
Will it Join: Steel and Inconel

In the first installment of our "Will it Join" series, we take a look at one of our most popular bimetallic combinations: Copper and Aluminum.

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Whiteboard Wednesday: Radial Position Control Techniques or Weld Orientation
Whiteboard Wednesday: Radial Position Control Techniques or Weld Orientation

Dan Adams of MTI discusses the science of Radial Position Control techniques and why they're so crucial in accomplishing a successful weld.

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