Friction Welding Food Pumps Case Study


Food Processing – Food Pumps


Bi-Metal Shaft


Positive Displacement or Centrifugal Pump Shafts


A leading manufacturer of food pumps needed to reduce costs and increase machining capacity without sacrificing part integrity or the material’s corrosive resistant character.


Utilizing The Friction Welding Advantage, American Friction Welding helped the customer realize a 50% savings and 20% increase in capacity by employing the following:

  • Friction welded 316L Stainless Steel on 25% of shaft where corrosion-resistance is required with the remaining 75% 1018HR low-cost carbon steel
  • Reduced machining time with higher feeds and speeds on the 1018 material which increased machining cell capacity by 20%
  • Used full KanBan program to reduce customer’s inventory by 50% and lead-time to 3 day

Friction Welded Food Pump Shaft

Food Grade OEM Processing


American Friction Welding application specialists work closely with you throughout your project. Design engineering assistance, process analysis and testing gives you the ultimate cost solutions. Add comprehensive post-production KanBan inventory and logistical support services and you’re surrounded with The Friction Welding Advantage from AFW!

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