Friction Welding Line Card

American Friction Welding (AFW) operates 18 high-precision friction welders in a 63,000 square foot, climate-controlled ISO 9001:2015 certified facility in Waukesha, WI, providing subcontract welding services since 1986. AFW rotary friction welds a wide variety of components for the aerospace, automotive, defense, food processing, heavy equipment, marine, medical equipment, military, mining, oil and gas, power generation, space, and transportation markets.

High-Value Friction Welding

  • AFW offers the most diverse combination of friction welding size capacity.
  • State-of-the-art process monitoring systems and automation capability.
  • Kanban and stocking programs tailored to fit your needs.

Working Material

  • Metal Types: alloy steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, carbide, carbon steel, copper, Incoloy, Inconel, molybdenum, Monel, nickel, silver, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and Waspaloy
  • Material Types: Castings, forgings, billets, bar stock, and plate

Part Parameters

  • Part Diameters From Fractions of an Inch Up to 6.25” Solid Bar
  • Part Lengths From an Inch Up to 20 Feet
  • Call to Discuss Your Specific Part Requirements

Rotary Friction Welding Centers

  • 250 Ton Welder
  • 125 Ton Welder
  • 100 Ton Welder
  • 90 Ton Welder
  • 50 Ton Welder
  • 45 Ton Welder
  • 30 Ton Welder
  • 20 Ton Welder
  • 15 Ton Automation
  • 15 Ton Welder
  • 10 Ton Welder
  • 8 Ton Welder
  • 4 Ton Welder
  • Micro Welder


  • Weld Validation – AWS C6.2
  • Ultrasonic Inspection
  • Destructive Testing



  • Drill Rod
  • HDD Pipe
  • Plunger Rod
  • Mud Pump Valves
  • Frac Pump Valves
  • Pump Shafts
  • Hydraulic Rods and Ends


  • Net-Near Shapes
  • Dissimilar Metal Welding
  • Join Unusual Shapes
  • Increased Weld Strength
  • Part Weight Reduction
  • Reduce Material and Machining Cost

Contact Information

Please contact our sales department about friction welding services or request a quote for your next project at or 262.797.8840.

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