Used by OEMs across multiple industries worldwide, friction welding holds numerous advantages over conventional welding, the most important being:
You can save money across the board with our friction welding process:
One of the most significant incentives for adopting new friction welded designs are combining dissimilar materials.
View our Welding Dissimilar Metals Chart for detailed information.
The advantages of friction welding don’t end with lower costs:
Typical applications are combining: axle shafts, bar stock sections, cast iron to steel components, discs to shafts, driveshafts, gears to shafts, hydraulic cylinder rod end, motor shafts, pipe to pipe segments, prop shafts, propeller shafts, rebar welding, round bar to pipe sections, round bar to round bar, round bar to tube, round tube to plate, shaft to shaft segments, solid round to pipe, solid round to solid round, solid round to tube, steering shaft, stub shafts, tube to tube sections, turbines to shafts, valve welding, and yokes to shafts.
As the largest full-service, direct-drive, rotary friction welding shop in North America, AFW delivers an unmatched experience, quality, and support from design prototyping and customized solutions throughout the entire production.
Our experts are ready to discuss how we can apply our friction welding process to your current fabrication needs.