MTI touts updating the controls on its friction welding
equipment to more efficiently address "upset," what it identifies as the amount of part shortening from the process.
Halesowen-based Thompson manufactures a range of linear and rotary friction welding
machines for joining parts used in the aerospace, automotive, oil and gas exploration industries.
Potente and Polyamides Study on friction welding
Federal-Mogul has been using friction welding
on articulated pistons since 1997, but this is the first application of the technology to a single-piece piston.
is used to weld the aerfoils to the disc and form a blisk.
The coupled deformation and Heat Flow analysis by finite element method during friction welding
Thompson initially produced friction welding
equipment for joining reinforced wire products used in nuclear power reactors before making machines for manufacturing parts for trucks, construction machines and exploration tools.
TPC is part of the Universal Group of companies where Mr Adams is group managing director and which also has interests in valves, blowers and friction welding
Drawing from both experimental research and computer simulations, they consider such topics as simulating the mechanical behavior of metal matrix composites, friction welding
particle reinforced aluminum-based composites, processing lightweight metal matrix composites with in situ gas/liquid reactions, and producing and characterizing aluminum iron powder composites with ferromagnetic properties.
The company has embarked on a three-year project looking at linear friction welding
of aluminium and titanium billets which Oldfield said could deliver a 40% reduction in material consumption relative to plate-machined components.
Underwater friction welding
for electrical coupling of sacrificial anodes.
Other subjects studied include analysis of hammering deformation processes by the dynamic explicit finite element method, hot stamping processing experiments with quenchable boron steel, macrokinetics hierarchies of states at dynamic superplasticity, simulation of internal stress in injection molded parts, and numerical computation of a linear friction welding