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Is Your Design Worth a Second Look?

When you have a fabrication need that’s outside your regular realm of business, we encourage you to talk to us at AFW about our turn key supply chain management services. No matter what the...
Posted October 22, 2018

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How To Bond Copper to Stainless Steel With Friction Welding

Chemical Company Requests Method to Bond Copper to Stainless Steel Recently, we received a request to produce a bi-metal pipe configuration created from a bond of copper to stainless steel...
Posted June 27, 2015

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What Are Your Alternatives for Pump Impeller Fabrication?

Reduce Material Waste and Machine Time in Your Pump Impeller Operations Were you with us when we examined the case for Bi-Metal pump shafts? The evidence is conclusive that bi-metal pump shafts...
Posted April 21, 2015

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How to Optimize Pump Impeller Fabrication

Near-Net Shapes Reduce Metal Costs Further with Greater Volume Let’s take another look at opportunities to improve pump impeller fabrication methods. Our previous exploration of this...
Posted March 29, 2015

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How to Cut Pump Shaft Costs with Bi-Metal Design

Significant Savings Claim for Friction Welded, Bi-Metal Pump Shaft Blanks There is an AFW circulating that claims dramatic savings for manufacturers who use friction-welded, bi-metal pump shafts...
Posted March 26, 2015

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Welding Dissimilar Materials with Friction Technology

Friction Welding is a preferred joining method of multiple industrial manufacturers for a variety of compelling reasons: Weld Integrity — A design engineer might need the superior strength of its...
Posted March 26, 2015

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