In Process Technology

There is a surplus of fabrication subcontractors when it comes to outsourcing jobs. However, there are very limited options for solid state joining, with only a handful of subcontractors in North America.

You owe it to yourself and your organization to ensure your quality requirements will be met efficiently, and on a consistent basis with this unique process.

Receptor probes are attached to measure variances during testing

Receptor probes are attached to measure variances during testing

If you visit our competitors’ facilities, you will develop an understanding of the major differences in cost and deliverables with respect to your critical components, compared with other friction welding subcontractors. At AFW, we pride ourselves in continually investing in our quality system, our equipment, our people, and our work environment.

One of the first conversations we have with a new client interested in leveraging friction welding is centered on seeing the process in action.

AFW Annual Open House

Whether you’re one of our legacy partners or someone simply interested in the feasibility of the process, our door is always open! We realize it might take a little time to plan a trip to Milwaukee, which is why we are hosting another open house later this summer for all parties interested in observing the process, touring our shop, and seeing our people in action! (details to follow)

We continue to expand our space and capabilities, and always view our customers as partners with a common goal.

We strive to supply you with quality parts, and accommodate your specific needs. Just walk through our door or get in touch!

What’s New at AFW

  • Reconfigured control and software on all of our Thompson machines.
  • Rolled out paperless quality plans to limit the human errors often associated with recording data manually.
  • Invested in a robust scheduling application for our ERP system to better plan for capacity, manage inventory, and reduce lead times.
  • Increased 2nd and 3rd shift capabilities and capacities by hiring both a weld and CNC operator for each shift.
  • Added two new steady rests for increased turning capabilities.
  • Now accepting orders for our new hybrid 50 ton friction welder.

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