From staying in shape to staying in touch, friction welding plays an enormous role in consumer products.

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How MTI is making a difference in consumer products manufacturing

Friction welding machines produce key parts for barbells, cell phones, computer monitors, golf clubs, and countless other products people use every day. Improving aesthetics, providing strength, delivering cost savings – these are just a few of the many benefits friction welding produces. Friction stir welding not only adds new improved weld strength and durability to consumer products but can significantly improve the product’s aesthetic quality while eliminating material and processing steps associated with arc based methods of welding. Gone are the large, thick “weld pool” patterns. Residual flash, if formed at all, during the FSW process, is a fraction of what is formed during arc based methods and can be removed within the same machine pass with a special clean up tool.



Why friction welding is vital for consumer product applications

New linear friction welding tooling and techniques allow for the assembly of a complete product component at one time, and in just seconds, while generating minimal heat and few external areas to “clean up” the machine to near net shape. Final products can use a minimalist design approach, coupled with a secure, durable, tamper resistant enclosure


Automated Welding

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Resistance Welding

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Direct Drive Friction Welding

  • Direct drive friction welding dates back for over 100 years, but with MTI’ ...

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Inertia Welding

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Linear Friction Welding

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Friction Stir Welding

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