There is no reason companies wouldn’t want to incorporate friction welding into their manufacturing process. From cost-effectiveness to time saving and consistent quality to reduced waste, the benefits are many.
Spinweld assisted with friction weld trials and mechanical testing /characterization of welded parts for the repair design/plug for a cast bronze alloy. This part was designed between Spinweld and MetalTek to fit requirements for friction welding machinery with a cup-cone casting repair configuration. Weld trial samples of plug and hole configuration were successful in the repair […]
Friction welding bar to bar is the first joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018. It is the most commonly used type and its application is endless with uses in construction machinery, hydraulic equipment, power generation, renewable energy, medical, recreation, electrical equipment, and more. […]
The origin of friction welding and 6 basic joint types dates back to the Soviet Union in 1956 when first experiments and patents on the process were issued. In the early 1960’s American friction welding companies Caterpillar, Rockwell International, and American Manufacturing Foundry filed patents and developed proprietary machines for the friction welding process. Rotational […]
Did you know the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit was made permanent in 2015? The credit was introduced in 1981 and it was designed to help businesses engaged in qualified research activities, particularly startups and small companies. Tax credits are then used to offset federal income and payroll tax liabilities. The IRS notes all […]
Copper to Aluminum Friction Welding allows your design department the ability to join Dissimilar Metals, thus allowing your engineer/designer the flexibility to tailor fit your product so it will perform as you want it. We recently had the opportunity of assisting one of our customers with a quick turnaround R&D project involving aluminum to copper. […]
Welding Dissimilar Metals is desirable for many reasons. Whether you have an issue with mechanical wear problems, or a high-temperature situation, different metal properties are required for different applications. More often, Friction Welding accounts for nearly half the welding of Dissimilar Metals. Benefits of Welding Dissimilar Metals include: Cost reduction substituting lessor grade material Saves […]
Spinweld recently completed a cast parts project. The original part was a fully cast part. Because the length of the part would vary, it was difficult (costly) for the company that cast the part to produce and hang the piece efficiently in the necessary quantities. Friction Welding the Solution for Cast Parts with Variables in […]