Friction Welding Hydraulic Cylinders Case Study


Construction, Agricultural and Mining


Piston Rod


Hydraulic Cylinder


A joint in a piece of construction equipment needed to increase it’s strength without accruing additional costs of preparation, welding and machine finishing.


Utilizing The Friction Welding Advantage, American Friction Welding helped the customer realize a 15% cost savings and 20% increase in overall piston rod strength by employing the following:

  • Friction welding induction hardened chrome-plated rod to forged eye, creating a joint with tensile and yield properties equal to parent materials throughout weld area
  • Reduced overall machining time by 15% by pre-machining both rod and forged eye prior to friction welding
  • Neither rod nor forged eye required special weld preparation

Friction Welded Hydraulic Cylinder

Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturer


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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