With forge capacities from 3-150 tons offering linear or rotary process capabilities, these machines can join a wide variety of components for many different applications. Other services available include component development and weld trials, destructive and non-destructive testing, metallurgical analysis and material suitability advice.
Friction welding provides parent material bonds across a vast array of similar and dissimilar metals. It is a popular joining method used by some of the world's biggest component manufacturers because it's a cost-effective, accurate and repeatable technology. Typically, the process requires minimal part preparation and can accommodate a range of geometries. Common material combinations include stainless steel to medium carbon steel, copper to aluminium and aluminium to steel.