Years of combined friction welding expertise
Conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest Manufacturing Belt and in the UK’s Black Country
PART RUNS FROM
1 to 1 million
MTI offers solutions for part batches both large and small.
Infinite Pre & Post Weld Processing
Square Feet of Production Space
Bimetallic joining capabilities
Nadcap accredited, AS9100 Certified, & stringent welding approvals from several aerospace companies
We can handle overflow. Leave it to us to keep your tooling warm and ready to go when you need it.
WHY WE’RE UNIQUELY QUALIFIED
Take advantage of one of the key perks of friction welding – bimetallics. Switching to a bimetallic part can provide you with a stronger weld and lead to a significant cost savings for your company.Learn More
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Can your part be joined? Allow our team of engineers to flex its 300 years of experience and do the research for you! We recommend, design & prototype unique joining solutions to ensure your welds are strong and dependable – every time.Learn More
MTI’s Chief Metallurgist has decades of experience working with all different types of metals. At our in-house metallurgy lab, your materials will be carefully examined and tested, guaranteeing their strength and durability.Learn More
INFINITE PRE & POST-WELD PROCESSES
There is a lot we can do to your parts before and after they touch our friction welders to ensure they exceed your expectations. Every project is different and may require additional steps to prepare and finish your final product. We’ll walk you through each one.Learn More
PARTS ASSURANCE PROGRAM
Let us fill in the gaps when your machine is on order or is undergoing routine maintenance. We can keep your tooling warm and build your parts for you so you don’t lose valuable production time.Learn More
QUALITY AT THE CORE
We take safety seriously – and our certifications show it. MTI is Nadcap-accredited and AS9100-certified, meaning your parts are held to the highest standards.Learn More
If your post-weld process requires flash removal, don’t worry about sending your parts elsewhere – we can do it here! Our Hurco CNC machine can quickly and effortlessly remove flash from your critical parts.Learn More
Located in the heart of the Midwest manufacturing belt and in the UK’s Black Country, MTI’s Manufacturing Services is convenient and accessible for many major automotive and aerospace customers.Learn More
MTI has all sizes of friction welders for all types of jobs. From machines that can fit on a table to ones as big as a house, you never have to feel limited with what you can do.Learn More
Don’t have the tooling for your part? Don’t worry, we can have it made for you. We have friction-welded a lot of different parts over the decades – so leave the fitting to us.Learn More
ROOM TO WORK AND GROW
Our contract friction welding division in South Bend boasts 117,000 square-feet of production space. With ample room to store, produce and ship parts, we can handle even the biggest of jobs.Learn More
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Not comfortable ordering your own supplies? We’ve got you covered. We will take care of the ordering, shipping and storing of materials – all you have to worry about is delivering your customers a quality product.Learn More
Your Part on MTI Built Machines
MTI Model 400 Rotary Friction Welder
The only machine of its kind in the world, the Model 400 is designed for big jobs – 450 tons of weld force, to be exact. The unique rotary friction welder mitigates risk and is available for contract friction welding and production use. Featuring a large assortment of tooling, the 400 is ideal for “special” higher force large part applications.
LF35-75 Linear Friction Welder
Featuring the largest tooling envelope of any linear friction welder in the world, the MTI-built LF-35-75 allows for the production of the largest full-scale parts available. This state-of-the-art machine is available now for cutting-edge development work at the LIFT facility in Detroit, Michigan. Schedule your full-sized part development today.
Low Force Lab Machine - Rotary
MTI’s Low-Force Friction Welding technology uses an external energy source to raise the interface temperature of parts being welded, reducing the process forces required to make a solid-state weld compared to traditional friction welding. Advantages of this cutting-edge rotary process include reduction in machine cost, faster part cycle times and tighter weld tolerances.
Dual Headed Friction Stir Welder
From railcar components to decking for ships and aircrafts, MTI’s friction stir welder is one of the longest of its kind in the world. The dual-head capability allows for simultaneous top and bottom welds of up to 55-feet long. Even longer welds can be achieved with modifications.
Model 250 Rotary Friction Welder
One of MTI’s more adaptable machines, the Model 250 has played a role in some key aerospace advancements of the 21st century. The machine successfully joined copper to titanium for an essential NASA component that measures the earth’s temperature using thermal infrared sensors (TIRS.)
Low Force Lab Machine - Linear
MTI’s Low-Force Friction Welding technology uses an external energy source to raise the interface temperature of parts being welded, reducing the process forces required to make a solid-state weld compared to traditional friction welding. Advantages of this cutting-edge linear process include reduction in machine cost, faster part cycle times and tighter weld tolerances.