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Friction welding solutions for the Military industry

Government agencies and military branches in the United States and abroad rely on MTI as their friction welding technology source for such items as aluminum-armor-based military-vehicle systems. Our machines and Manufacturing Services have been used in military defense, aircraft, aerospace, and ground transportation components.

How MTI is making a difference in Military manufacturing

Our continued research into the stored energy approach to friction welding led to the first military standards written around the inertia welding process (MILSTD- 1252). The advantages of this process such as no smoke, fumes, or gases, few sparks produced, and the fact that the process is machine-controlled, make it suitable for use in potentially explosive or hazardous environments. MTI’s friction welding machines can be fully automated so operators can be safely located out of harm’s way and still count on consistent, very repeatable, high quality welds and weld properties.

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Why friction welding is vital for military applications

Production efficiency and cost-savings are important to each branch of the military, and that’s exactly what they receive with the customized capabilities of MTI’s friction welding machines. Not to mention versatility. That’s because our machines produce everything from bimetallic titanium rivets for aircraft to jet engines, smoke rounds to penetration bombs, and Apache helicopter drive shafts to nuclear bomb cases.

Whether it’s for equipment, munitions, or specialty vehicles, friction welding plays a key role in manufacturing parts that are vital to our own country’s defense, while also helping to protect freedom-loving countries around the world.

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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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