Low Force Friction Welding

The use of an external energy source to raise the interface temperature of the parts being welded, reducing the process forces required to make a solid-state weld compared to traditional friction welding.

Advantages and Benefits

 



 

Process Overview

Friction Welding is more of a forging process than an actual welding process. Low-Force Friction Welding can be applied to both Linear or Rotary Friction welded parts.

  • 1The components are clamped rigidly in perfect orientation and alignment.
  • 2The components are brought into contact and the preheating phase begins.
  • 3Once the weld interface has reached the desired condition the solid-state bond process begins.
  • 4Once a predetermined displacement is achieved, the relative motion ceases and the weld is complete.
  • 5The result is a high-integrity joint with customizable characteristics and 100 percent cross sectional bond of forged quality.
  • 6The preheating phase can be continued throughout and past the solid-state bonding sequence to provide in-process heat treatment or post heating.
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Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force, Low Upset
Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force, Low Upset

In this Whiteboard Wednesday video, MTI’s Dan Adams explains how we are able to achieve low upset with Low Force Friction Welding.

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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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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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Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force vs. Traditional Friction Welding
Whiteboard Wednesday: Low Force vs. Traditional Friction Welding

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

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