LOW FORCE FRICTION WELDING FROM MTI

The newest addition to MTI’s technology offerings, Low Force, is the optimised version of traditional friction welding. Like traditional friction welding, Low Force is a solid state welding process. Low Force uses an external energy source to raise the interface temperature of the parts being welded, reducing the process forces required to make a weld.

Low Force builds upon the foundation of our legacy Direct Drive friction welding process with the addition of bringing on external heat. This makes Low Force friction welding an ideal process to optimise classic and new applications with benefits such as smoother flash formation and low upset while enabling potential product design enhancements. In-machine heat treating may also expand benefits for welding dissimilar metals.

HOW DOES LOW FORCE WORK? 

Within the solid-state continuum, Low Force falls between diffusion bonding and traditional friction welding. This is because Low Force is a process that utilises a combination of pre-heat, motion, and force. 

 

SEE LOW FORCE IN HIGH-RES 

Offered in both Rotary and Linear, Low Force can optimise virtually any application. 

Smooth Flash & Low Upset
The flash is formed as a smooth bulge instead of a pair of curls as with traditional friction welding.

Expanded Capabilities
Low Force can accommodate a larger range of parts, thinner tube walls, & unique geometries.

In-machine Heat Treat
For hardenable steels, Low Force machines can deliver post-weld heat treatment with no extra steps.

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CONTACT MTI WELDING TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.

Rob Wilkes, U.K.
Friction Welding Sales Manager – Contract Friction Welding
+44 7801 566311
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Chris Price, U.K.
Director of Operations - MTI Welding
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Steve Carter, U.K.
European Spare Parts Manager
+44 1384 277502
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Tony Clews, U.K.
Rotary Friction Welding Product Manager
+44 1384 277502
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Richard Jones, U.K.
VP of Sales & Marketing, Project Engineering and European Sales Manager
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Simon Jones, U.K.
Director of Aerospace – Low Force Friction Welding
+44 7850 503975
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Chris Marsh, U.K.
Global Field Services Help Desk Technician
+44 1384 277502
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