Friction Welding Gallery

Explore a few of our friction welding projects to get a more in-depth insight into our capabilities!

Friction Welding Videos

Tube to Forging Friction Welding

Tube to Forging Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 250-ton rotary friction welder.

Tube to Plate Friction Welding

Tube to Plate Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 50-ton rotary friction welder with inline flash removal.

Tube to Bar Stock Friction Welding

Tube to Bar Stock Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 45-ton rotary friction welder.

Rod to Tube Friction Welding

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.

Silver to Copper Friction Welding

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.

Forging to Tube Friction Welding

Forging to Tube Friction Welding on a computer-controlled, 125-ton rotary friction welder.

Friction Welding Dissimilar Metals

Friction Welding Dissimilar Metals on various size computer-controlled friction welding centers.

Friction Welding Photos

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High Volume Fluid End Valve Friction Welding

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High Volume Hydraulic Cylinder Rod to Eyelet Friction Welding

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Induction Heat Treating of Friction Weld Area

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High Volume Dissimilar Metal Pipe Friction Welding

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Large Shaft to Disc Friction Welding

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Threaded Rod to Machined Component Welding

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High Volume Tube to Plate Welding

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Tube to Tube and Bar to Bar Weld Cross Sections

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Unusual Shape Friction Welding

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Large Warehouse Capacity

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Friction Weld Bend Test

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Dissimilar Metal Weld Cross Section

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Stainless Steel to Copper - Dissimilar Metal Tube 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 14 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 by reducing the amount of 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 located in Waukesha, WI, providing subcontract welding services since 1986.
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