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A key industry for MTI is the Drill Pipe sector, where product and equipment failure can lead to catastrophic consequences. The Drill Pipe sector trusts Rotary friction welding for its high-strength and defect-free welds. Oil & Gas, Rock Drill, and Water Drill Pipe are mainly produced using the friction welding method…

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MTI UK'S SUBCONTRACT AND MACHINE BUILD CAPABILITIES
MTI Welding Technologies Ltd., our Kingswinford location, is based in the heart of the Midlands offering both Subcontract Friction Welding and Machine Build, supplying industries from the North to the South of the United Kingdom including Europe.

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CAN MY PART BE JOINED WITH ROTARY FRICTION WELDING?
You're likely in the early stages of investigating Rotary Friction Welding and your mind is buzzing. You may have already browsed through a few articles on our website and clicked through some videos on our YouTube channel but one key question might remain: "can my part be joined with Rotary Friction Welding?"

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FWT DIRECT DRIVE FRICTION WELDERS, AN MTI GROUP COMPANY
MTI's new range of FWT Direct Drive friction welding machines has all the advantages of two companies coming together under one umbrella. Bringing together design, manufacturing skills and friction welding experience, the FWT line of machines offers the best of both companies while providing a high quality and cost-effective solution for our customers.

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MTI UK'S MANUFACTURING SERVICES EXPANDS IN-HOUSE CNC CAPABILITIES
Adding to its continually growing list of value-added offerings, MTI UK's contract friction welding facility has welcomed a new, state-of-the art CNC machine onto its shop floor.

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MTI ROTARY FRICTION WELDERS SUPPORT AEROSPACE COMPANIES AT UK RESEARCH CENTER
GLASGOW — Two MTI-built rotary friction welding machines have found a new and purposeful home at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), which specializes in innovative manufacturing technologies, metal forming and forging research.

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FRICTION WELDING FOR TAP AND CUTTING TOOLS
In case you aren’t already familiar with tap or cutting tools, they are a subset of machine tools that include tool bits, drill bits, reamers, end mills - and the list goes on! They’re quite complex. In fact, they are so complex and versatile, you may not realize how many industries depend on them!

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MTI AND SIEMENS JOIN FORCES TO LEAD THE WAY IN WELDING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE AXLE MARKET
Global joining solutions provider MTI has collaborated with technology company HMK, the Siemens motion partner, to pioneer the development of a double axle friction welding machine worth in excess of $2.4 million for one of the world’s leading trailer manufacturers.

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DOUBLE ENDED ROTARY AXLE MACHINE
MTI customers are helping us drive positive change in manufacturing every day. Our latest innovation — a double-ended rotary axle machine — is a perfect example.

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3 WAYS MTI'S DOUBLE AXLE MACHINE IMPROVES AXLE PRODUCTION
Leveraging the latest in advanced Rotary Friction Welding technology, MTI’s newest Double Ended Axle machine increases efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness in axle production.

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FRICTION WELDING VIDEOS

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Value-Added Benefits of MTI UK's Contract Friction Welding Division
300 Tri-Mode Rotary Friction Welder for R&D
Direct Drive Friction Welding for Banjo and Trailer Axles
Tri-Mode Rotary Friction Welder
FWT 30-Ton Direct Drive Friction Welder
Inertia Friction Welder for Hollow Piston Assemblies - Model 90B
Inertia Friction Welder for Mud Pump Valves - Model 180B
Inertia Friction Welder - Model 250B

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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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