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Friction Welding Videos
Tube to Forging Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 250-ton rotary friction welder.
Forging to Tube Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 125-ton rotary friction welder.
Tube to Plate Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 50-ton rotary friction welder with inline flash removal.
Tube to Bar Stock Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 45-ton rotary friction welder.
Rod to Tube Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 15-ton rotary friction welder. Flash removal by a secondary CNC lathe operation and ultrasonic weld test of part within the welding cell.
Thread to Rod Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 10-ton TOHO rotary friction welder with inline flash removal.
Silver to Copper Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 4-ton rotary friction welder. Flash removal by a secondary press operation within the welding cell.
Friction Welding Dissimilar Metals on various size computer-controlled friction welding centers.
Friction Welding Photos
17-4 to 304 to 17-4 Stainless Steel Friction Welding
Large Format Hydraulic Cylinder Rod to Clevis Friction Welding
High Volume Fluid End Valve Friction Welding
Induction Heat Treating of Friction Weld Area
High Volume Dissimilar Metal Pipe Friction Welding
Large Shaft to Disc Friction Welding
Threaded Rod to Machined Component Welding
High Volume Tube to Plate Welding
Tube to Tube and Bar to Bar Weld Cross Sections
Unusual Shape Friction Welding
Large Warehouse Capacity
Friction Weld Bend Test
Dissimilar Metal Weld Cross Section
Stainless Steel to Copper - Dissimilar Metal Tube Friction Welding
High Volume Hydraulic Cylinder Rod to Eyelet Friction Welding
About American Friction Welding
American Friction Welding (AFW) is North America’s largest friction welder of dissimilar metals and near-net-shape parts. The company uses computer-controlled, direct-drive rotary friction welding to deliver high precision, full-strength penetration welds in the most demanding applications. AFW’s 17 friction welding centers create mission-critical parts for the aerospace, agriculture, automotive, drilling, energy, food and beverage, heavy equipment, military, oil and gas, and general industrial industries. Dramatic cost savings result from reducing the working material, machining, and surface finishing needed to produce finished metal components. AFW operates 24/7 in a 63,000-square-foot, climate-controlled ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Waukesha, WI, providing subcontract welding services since 1986.