Friction Welding Solutions

Turnkey Manufacturing

American Friction Welding is committed to being your trusted partner and ally in business. We are experts at manufacture to print from finished part drawings and managing all aspects related to the friction welding process. As a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier, AFW offers a competitive advantage through product design for manufacturability, massive manufacturing capacity, cell program configuration, real-time inventory management, and unmatched customer service. We are ready to work with you to plan and manage every aspect of the manufacturing process from start to finish.

Welding Solutions

Material Procurement

Ensuring that raw material is always at the ready:
  • Long-term relationships with major steel mills and metal distributors
  • Custom material stocking programs to ensure on-time delivery
  • ERP triggered buying based on material lead time and forecasted volume

Rotary Friction Welding

North America’s largest friction welder:
  • 14 high-precision, computer-controlled friction welding centers
  • 30+ years of vast friction welding experience
  • 63,000 square foot, climate-controlled ISO 9001:2015 certified facility
  • AWS C6.1 and C6.2
  • ISO 15620
  • ASME IX

Flash Removal

  • External and internal flash (excess weld material) removed as required

Weld Testing

AFW tests to ensure weld success:
  • Destructive: bend, etch, tensile, torque, and cross-section examination
  • Non-Destructive: ultrasonic and visual inspection
  • Ultrasonic Flaw Detection E114

Precision Machining

Capable of all CNC machining - pre or post welding:
  • Turning, milling, and 5-axis CNC machining

Finishing and Special Processes

Managed network of integrated processes:
  • Thermal Processes: heat treating, induction hardening, and flame hardening
  • Coatings: plating, anodize, painting, powder coating, etc.

Inventory Management

An inventory management program tailored to meet your exact needs:
  • Forecast-driven SCM
  • Kanban Pull System replenishment
  • Raw material acquisition
Contact American Friction Welding today for more information or to request a quote!