About American Friction Welding

Background on Our Company

Located in the midwest, American Friction Welding (AFW) began in 1986 by providing friction welding for the printing and computer industries. Soon after, we realized our services could be applied to part-making for other industries, while still providing current customers with a high-quality product at cost-efficient prices.

Extending our friction welding applications into other industries proved to be the right move for us and our new customers.

Our 2006 welding facility expansion turned us into the largest full service, direct-drive, rotary friction welding job shop in North America.

AFW now operates a 50,000 square foot, climate-controlled facility that is easily accessible to major interstates ensuring maximum logistics efficiency.

With an onsite warehouse and complete Kanban program, we consistently meet and exceed our customers’ standards.

Where First Class Manufacturing & Frcition Welding Join Together

AFW Proudly Advancing Parts Quality Throughout These Industries

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