Linear friction welding is a solid-state joining process with a very narrow heat-affected zone that does not use filler metal. It is a high-speed fusion welding technique commonly used in automotive industry manufacturing processes as well as many other industries.
How much expense and effort goes into setting up sub-components at your company?
Join multiple sub-components in one setup and one fusion cycle
Sometimes you need to start with a near-net shape before final machining. Can building it up from properly sized material instead of cutting it down from oversize material save you time and money? What if the built-up near-net shape is solidly fused and can be machined like a forging or solid billet?
Who joins round or asymmetrical, odd shapes in complex geometry?
And does it with forge quality strength that far exceeds the capabilities of traditional welding?
Now you know, AFW is your source.