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MTI Spartan Line Direct Drive Rotary Friction Welder

MTI has gained global recognition for designing and building the most advanced, customized friction welding machines - including the world’s largest inertia friction welder. Proud of building the largest rotary and linear friction welders in the world, the company has also designed and built hundreds of smaller friction welding machines.  And that’s where the SPARTAN product line comes in.

Inspired by the lean manufacturing goals of the automotive industry - and the longtime customers - SPARTAN produces consistent, quality welds at a practical price.

Offered as a 5, 15, 30, and 45-ton standard Direct Drive Friction Welder, here’s what makes SPARTAN an ideal joining solution:

Direct Drive Friction welding is the standard for the automotive industry.
With a select number of optional features, including automation, SPARTAN can be used as a tool to meet and exceed cycle time goals.
SPARTAN is backed by MTI’s optional warranty and preventative maintenance.

A sophisticated process inside a standard machine
A standard machine designed with a straightforward and streamlined exterior, SPARTAN is user-friendly and highly configurable. These easy-to-use and intuitive friction welders store weld history across different parameters and enable configurable reporting by job, part, operator, job status, or your client. 

Behind the scenes, SPARTAN utilizes sophisticated Direct Drive Friction Welding technology.  A proven and reliable solid-state joining process, Direct Drive Friction Welding has been used in the automotive industry for decades. And, it offers several advantages over traditional joining methods - including stronger welds, faster cycle times, and the ability to join bimetallics.

Higher quality welds – Friction Welding produces joints of forged quality. This results in superior weld properties compared to more traditional processes, like MIG or TIG welding. See a Spartan 5 ton machine in action in the booth.

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SPOT WELDERS

SPOT WELDERS

Spot Welders ;
From Bench Mounted, Linear, Rocker Arm and Portable spot welders, ProSpot's range of spot welding equipment is extensive, and features everything from pneumatically operated machines with pedal operated options, to portable spot welding machines. ProSpot can also design and manufacture bespoke Spot Welders, tailored to specification and budget.

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SEAM WELDERS

SEAM WELDERS

Seam Welders
ProSpot's selection of Seam Welders easily enables the joining of two flat plates or the longitudinal seam of a tubular pipe without tack welding. Seam welders can be found in a variety of applications such as shipbuilding, copper cylinders, boilers, and tanks to stainless steel household bins.

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ROBOT ARC WELDING SOLUTIONS - MIG, TIG & CMT

ROBOT ARC WELDING SOLUTIONS - MIG, TIG & CMT

Robot Arc welding cells
Robotic arc welding can bring major advantages in terms of productivity, quality and labour. This means higher profitability for companies that invest as they find it easier to compete in a market that has become global

We can supply all major robot brands, ABB, Fanuc, KUKA, TAL, Yaskawa Motoman etc within complete turn key Integrated welding Cells or Solutions

A robot typically works between two or more work stations. This means that during the robot welding cycle the operator is unloading a welded assembly and then loads new components to a welding fixture. Because there is less handling compared to a manual weld cycle the robot achieves much higher levels of arc-on time. The robot also moves very quickly between the joints and this yields a further saving in cycle time. Typically a robot system will increase output by a factor of two to four. This depends on the nature of welding. An assembly with lots of short welds can be produced with the most time savings.

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RESISTANCE WELDING CONSUMABLES

RESISTANCE WELDING CONSUMABLES

ProSpot is the leading manufacturer and supplier of resistance welding consumables in the UK.

Electrodes
ProSpot is the leading manufacturer and supplier of resistance welding cap electrodes for all spot welding purposes including automotive and sheet metal work. ProSpot also supply the Luvata range of resistance-welding electrodes that are used on robotic welding machines, primarily in automotive applications.

Offering you extra flexibility, all of our cap electrodes are cold formed, available in up to three materials, different geometries and ProSpot can also manufacture custom electrodes to meet your exact requirements.

Projection Welding Consumables
Offering quick turnaround and speedy delivery on all products, ProSpot has one of the largest ranges of projection welding tooling available in the UK. Our extensive product set includes Ceramic Coated Pins, Solid Ceramic Location Pins, Special Pins and Nutting Tools and Sockets for testing and with such a vast array of consumables on offer, ProSpot's experienced technical staff are always on hand to advise on the most suitable solution for your applications. 

  • Nut Welding
  • Projection Weld Nut Assemblies
  • Stud Welding
  • Location Pins - Long & Short

Holders Arms and Machine Tooling
Fulfilling all of your machine tooling needs, ProSpot supply an extensive range of Standard Electrode Holders, Gun Arms and Machine Tooling for resistance welding. ProSpot also has the ability and expertise to design and manufacture Gun Arms for robot and manual welding guns, made from CuCrZr or high strength aluminium. With the capability to bend over 65mm CuCrZr arms using our 60T hydraulic press, ProSpot is the market leader in machine tooling design and manufacture. 

Cables and shunts
As a one-stop shop solution for all resistance welding needs, ProSpot carries an extensive range of Cables and Shunts including Air Cooled Jumper Cables, Water Cooled Jumper Cables, Water Cooled Kickless Cables and Laminated Shunts.

  • Jumper Cables;
  • Air Cooled
  • Water Cooled
  • Kickles
  • Laminated Shunts

Cap Adaptors
ProSpot design, manufacture and supply an extensive range of both Standard Cap Adaptors and Double Bend Cap Adaptors all with customisable tapered ends. Threaded adaptors are also available in numerous configurations with any thread and taper combinations.

  • Standard Cap Adaptors
  • Double Bend Cap Adaptors

Machine Spares
Offering a full range of machine spares that are available for quick turnaround and speedy delivery, ProSpot can help you ensure that your production downtime is minimised. 

  • Transformers & Thyristors
    Thyristors
    Transformers AC
    Transformers DC MF
    Transformers DC 3 Phase

 

 

 

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PROJECTION WELDERS

PROJECTION WELDERS

Projection Welders
ProSpot's range of projection welders includes Servo Controlled Electric Drive Welders, Beta Projection Welders and Heavy Duty welders that offer super compact dimensions, high capacity and low power requirements.

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LOW FORCE FRICTION WELDING

LOW FORCE FRICTION WELDING

Low Force Friction Welding is the use of an external energy source to raise the interface temperature of the parts being welded, reducing the process forces required to make a solid-state weld compared to traditional friction welding.

ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS

  • Reduction in machine COST
  • Faster part cycle times
  • Reduction in machine size
  • Lower process force
  • Tighter welded tolerances
  • Less material consumption during welding
  • Better part fatigue performance
  • Perfect angular alignment (orientation)
  • Lower residual stresses
  • Provides pre- and post-weld thermal treatment possibilities
  • Improved flash geometry
  • Reduction in required machine forces
  • Flash size reduced with reduction in burn off, geometry no longer has sharp raisers
  • HAZ characteristics can be manipulated to produce geometry more similar to a resistance (Flash Butt weld), but with the benefits of bi-directional strain from a solid-state weld
  • Ability to weld thin wall thicknesses, including sheet metal
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BUTT WELDERS

BUTT WELDERS

Butt Welders
ProSpot's range of Butt Welders are especially designed for a variety of applications including wire drawing mills for joining steel, brass, aluminium and copper rods and are recommended for non-heavy duty applications. Offering robust and reliable designs and easy operation and maintenance, ProSpot's machines can all be adapted upon request to include features such as Welding Upset Adjustment and Welding Power Adjustment.

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RESISTANCE WELDING AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

RESISTANCE WELDING AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

Robot Spot Welding Cells & Robot Spot Weld Guns
A robot typically works between two or more work stations. This means that during the robot welding cycle the operator is unloading a welded assembly and then loads new components to a welding fixture. Because there is less handling compared to a manual weld cycle the robot achieves much higher levels of productivity. The robot also moves very quickly between the welds and this yields a further saving in cycle time. Typically a robot system will increase output by a factor of two to four. This depends on the nature of welding. An assembly with lots of welds can be produced with the most time savings. 

We can supply all major robot brands, ABB, Fanuc, KUKA, TAL, Yaskawa Motoman etc within complete turn key integrated welding cells and solutions.

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RESISTANCE WELDING

RESISTANCE WELDING

Resistance welding is a thermo-electric process where heat is generated at the interface of the parts to be joined by passing an electrical current through them and under a controlled pressure (also called force).

The MTI group which is comprised of resistance welding brand ProSpot and well known machine manufacturer British Federal, boasts the largest choice of resistance welding machinery on the market with access to all the latest inverter technology. With more than 75 years industry experience, MTI acts as a one-stop-shop for all welding needs and provides a range of products ranging from simple, single spot welders to comprehensive automated parts welding and production systems.

Advantages & Benefits
 
No need for fill materials and solvents.
No flux, fillers or external heat sources are required in the process due to the weld being created by the resistance to the flow of current passing through the materials and application of external force/pressure.

Suitable for high-rate production
Ideal for large production volumes. Along with high welding rates, heating time is short with small welding deformation. In addition, a solid phase, forge weld is made, and any molten metal and contaminants formed at the interface during heating are squeezed out into the upset. Thus, solidification, cracking and porosity are not normally an issue.
 

Low fumes
Resistance welding results in a better working environment with less pollution when compared to other more traditional methods. To ensure your machines are running at optimum levels 100% of the time, MTI also offer in-house and on-site refurbishment.

Easy automation
Resistance welding lends itself perfectly to automation due to limited worker involvement. The process is normally automatic or semi-automatic and process monitoring can provide an indication of weld quality.
 

Joins almost any material
MTI are providers of industry leading automated Brakeshoe, Drum and Resistance welding machines and designers and constructors of special purpose multi-welders allowing a wide range of materials to be joined including steels, stainless steel, aluminium alloys, nickel alloys and titanium.

Metallurgical process is simple
MTI offers a full-range of testing and evaluations to confirm physical properties of the part and/or weld zone and our on-site Metallurgist has over 30 years of experience devoted to the welding of metallic materials, in both similar and dissimilar metal combinations.

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FRICTION STIR WELDING

FRICTION STIR WELDING

Friction Stir Welding is a solid-state joining process, Friction Stir Welding creates extremely high-quality, high-strength joints with low distortion. MTI offers Friction Stir Welding development and parts production through our Manufacturing Services group.

ADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS
MTI’s Friction Stir Welding process development and part production is making a dramatic impact across many industries, including aerospace, defense, transportation, marine, and electronics. Here are a few reasons why:

Provides opportunities for new solutions to old joining problems
The leading-edge technology of Friction Stir Welding allows us to continually identify new joining applications for extrusions, castings, plate, and sheet for customers ranging from railcars to aerospace. Our skilled MTI team is knowledgeable in the materials best suited for FSW and offers solutions to improve product performance, quality, and weld development.
 
Virtually defect-free bonding
As a solid-state process, Friction Stir Welding eliminates many of the defects associated with conventional fusion welding techniques such as shrinkage, solidification cracking, and porosity. The bond between the two pieces is made solely of the original material, giving it similar strength, bending, and fatigue characteristics of the parent material.
 
Limitless panel length and width for large projects
The flexibility of our Friction Stir Welding process means we can accommodate the welding of large parts. Our in-house equipment, which we designed and built, can produce friction stir welds up to 55 feet long. This also allows the capability to join aluminum sheets produced at the mill, thereby increasing sheet widths while maintaining plate thickness tolerances.

Dual head capability for faster panel welding
Our large panel production machine is equipped with dual upper and lower weld heads for extrusions or panels that require a top and bottom welded assembly. Welding a large panel or part assembly on both sides saves time and money.
 
Superior mechanical characteristics
Friction Stir Welding produces a weld with high weld strength and toughness, plus a fine grain structure that resists fatigue stress. Due to the low heat and small heat-affected zone, there is minimal distortion of the joined parts, reducing the costs associated with preparing the part for subsequent use.
 
Join dissimilar alloys
Friction Stir Welding may be used to weld dissimilar alloys – even combinations not compatible with conventional welding methods.
 
A green process
Friction Stir Welding is environmentally friendly, with a process that features low energy input and requires no consumables, flux, filler material, or shielding gases to run, like conventional welding methods. Friction Stir Welding also does not emit smoke, fumes, or gases that need to be exhausted on the back end.

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ROTARY FRICTION WELDING

ROTARY FRICTION WELDING

Rotary Friction Welding is a solid-state process in which one part is rotated at high speed and is pressed against another part that is held stationary. The resulting friction heats the parts, causing them to forge together.

For your complex joining requirements, our Rotary Friction Welding solutions offer a flexible option. We are the only company offering all three types of rotary friction welding technologies – inertia, direct drive, and hybrid. Here are some reasons why this helps you:

Unique welding capabilities
Rotary Friction Welding creates a 100-percent bond of the contact area – such as a full-section weld around a diameter on the OD or ID of a tube – creating joints of forged quality. The weld properties are superior to welds created with fusion processes, such as MIG or TIG welding. This results in a higher strength bond and greatly increased design flexibility of part.
 
Minimal joint preparation
Joint preparation is minimal for the Rotary Friction Welding process. Machined, saw-cut, and even sheared surfaces are weldable. It also creates a narrow heat-affected zone, resulting in more uniform properties throughout the part, higher joint efficiencies, and stronger welds.
 
Ecologically friendly and energy efficient
Rotary Friction Welding is an environmentally friendly process that requires no consumables, flux, filler material, or shielding gases to run. Plus, there’s no weld splatter. It’s also energy efficient because it uses the least energy consumption of all welding processes.
 
Material & Production Efficiency
Since a friction weld is stronger than other conventional welds, it requires less raw materials to achieve the same torque and fatigue characteristics of the conventional part. This means a reduction in both raw material costs and the post-welding machining time required to remove the extra material.

Faster Weld Cycles
Weld Cycle production times can be reduced, meaning that more parts can be joined in less time, since the friction welding process is significantly faster than more conventional methods of welding. Many rotary friction welds are accomplished in mere seconds.
 
Reduced Inventory to Create Part Families
An extensive inventory of forged part families can be replaced using fewer and less expensive friction welded common components. Unique single forgings can be replaced with less expensive and commonly stocked components such as tubes, plates, and bar stock to accommodate the product range of sizes. For more details, please see our hydraulic piston rod example here
 
Machine Controlled Process
The machine-controlled friction weld process is consistent and repetitive, eliminating human error while producing weld quality that is independent of an operator’s skill level. The process parameters are easily controlled, repeatable, and monitored, allowing for real-time and statistical monitoring of the parameters.
 
Join Dissimilar Materials to Reduce Material Costs
Metal combinations not normally considered compatible using conventional welding methods can be joined by friction welding, such as aluminum to steel, copper to aluminum, titanium to copper, and nickel alloys to steel. This creates significant cost savings because engineers can design bimetallic parts that use expensive materials only where needed. Industries like automotive and aerospace will friction-weld dissimilar materials as a way of light weighting components for their applications.

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LINEAR FRICTION WELDING

LINEAR FRICTION WELDING

Linear Friction Welding is a solid-state process in which one part moves in a linear motion at high speed and is pressed against another part held stationary. The resulting friction heats the parts, causing them to forge together.

Linear Friction Welding provides a rapid, repeatable, and flexible fabrication process for manufacturers in many industrial markets who produce parts with a variety of geometric shapes.

Superior joint quality
The properties of any friction welded joint, including linear, are superior to traditional fusion based welded methods since the friction welding process does not actually melt the parent material. Melting causes a drastic change in a material’s properties in the weld zone. Friction welding is a “Solid State” process. The heat-affected zone (HAZ) of a friction welded joint is narrow and fine grained with a smooth transition to the unaffected base material.

Forged-quality welds for complex geometries of nearly any metal type
Able to join a nearly limitless number of shapes and complex part geometries, Linear Friction Welding joints are of forged-quality, with a 100-percent butt joint weld through the contact area. Linear Friction Welding can join dissimilar metals not considered compatible using conventional welding methods. This allows engineers to design bimetallic parts and near net shape parts that use expensive materials only where needed.

Quick welding process meets the demands of any supply chain
The Linear Friction Welding process is at least twice – and up to 100 times – as fast as other welding techniques. Multiple pieces can be bonded simultaneously, helping to reduce cycle time.

Eliminate block machining with “near net shape” joining
Using Linear Friction Welding to join near net shape parts with geometries designed to use expensive material only where needed provides a faster, much less expensive alternative to machining parts from solid blocks.

Minimal joint preparation reduces prep time and speeds up production
Joint preparation isn’t as critical in the Linear Friction Welding process – machined, saw-cut, and even sheared surfaces are weldable. Less joint preparation also lowers overall cycle time, allowing greater throughput in a production process.

Ecologically friendly
Linear Friction Welding is an ecologically clean process that requires no consumables, flux, filler material, or shielding gases to run, like conventional welding methods. It also does not emit smoke, fumes, or gases that need to be exhausted on the back end.


Energy efficient
The process is energy efficient. Power requirements for MTI’s Linear Friction Welders are as much as 20 percent lower than those for conventional welding processes.

Defect-free welding decreases waste and saves you money
MTI’s machine-controlled process eliminates human error, making the bond quality completely independent of an operator’s skill level. By reducing the number of defective parts fabricated, your investment of time and materials is put to its best use. Since there is no melting, solidification defects don’t occur in Linear Friction Welding, thus virtually eliminating gas porosity, segregation, or slag inclusions.

Scalable welding sizes for any magnitude of applications
The size of an MTI Linear Friction Welder is limited only by the amount of mass that can be moved under servo-hydraulic power. The actual welding process is completely scalable to produce any size weld.

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INERTIA FRICTION WELDING

INERTIA FRICTION WELDING

Inertia welding is a form of rotational friction welding, along with direct drive. The use of the rotational kinetic energy converted to heat, allows for the forging of a joint with the application of axial force on the materials.

A world leader in friction welding, MTI provides one of the largest selections of inertia welding machines. Due to the quality of inertia forge joints, the applications are almost unlimited and MTI uses this method for welding aircraft components, hazardous material containers and even space components.

Advantages & Benefits
 
Any shape, strong joint
Inertia welding allows for any configuration of weld interfaces – any combination of bars, tubes, discs or plates can be joined. The inertia method consistently produces quality strong joints of complex components that would be either difficult or costly to create otherwise.

Smallest heat affected zones within rotational friction welding methods
Due to a smaller surface area of parent material being affected by heat in the joint area – the material properties are retained, leading to stronger efficient welds.
 

Money and time savings due to reduced welding time
Reduction in weld cycle time leads to an increase in the volume of parts that can be welded in the same time. An example of submerged arc welding, a large diameter cylinder rod may take 20 minutes whilst the same joint using the inertia welding method would take less than five minutes.

Spiral weld leads to increased strength
Due to the use of a flywheel, the weld flux has a spiral pattern at the weld joint. The spiral/helical joint causes an increase in the weld strength.
 

Two parameters of RPM and pressure to control
Because only the RPM and pressure parameters are controlled, the inertia method is not only uniformly consistent but importantly, not reliant on the operator’s skill level. Inertia has the fewest control parameters, leading to increased quality control, reduced monitoring and easier troubleshooting, resulting in time and cost savings.

MTI’s Advanced Technology
With more than 40 years experience, hundreds of patents and continuing research and development, MTI can provide many value-added features for your inertia friction welding needs including: 

●Automation

●Advanced Radial Orientation Capability through our Proprietary Control System

●Custom Applications

●Custom Design Machine Diagnostics and Maintenance Schedule for Full Preventive Maintenance

●Enhanced Upset Control through Torque Modulation

●Flash Removal

●Improved Length Control through Dynamic Profile Modification

●Manufacturing Cell Integration (including Material Handling, Automatic Loading and Unloading, Robot Integration, Flash Removal, Bar Coding, Quality Control, and Part Destruction)

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AUTOMATED WELDING SOLUTIONS

AUTOMATED WELDING SOLUTIONS

From concept and design through to tooling and fabrication, MTI specialise in delivering market leading automated welding solutions, all designed to improve productivity.

MTI’s aim is to provide the next generation of smart autonomous integrated welding systems based upon our world-class process knowledge. With a focus on providing customised, low-risk configurations that deliver enhanced quality, productivity and ROI, MTI can design and build a range of bespoke semi or fully automated welding machines that are tailored for requirements. Alternatively, clients can take advantage of MTI’s Subcontract Manufacturing Services for access to a full range of the latest welding machines with the flexibility to produce both small and large batch sizes.

Advantages & Benefits
 

Improved weld quality
Automated welding machines ensure weld integrity through electronic weld process controllers. Combining mechanised torch and part motions with electronic recall of welding parameters results in a higher quality weld than can be accomplished manually. 
Automation doesn’t tire during the day, doesn’t lose concentration and doesn’t make mistakes and it also reduces damage or breakages due to incorrect handling.

Instantaneous quality control
As a weld is made only once with an automated machine, defects are readily visible and detectable. Humans tend to "smooth over" a mistake with the torch, hiding lack of penetration or a possibly flawed weld. In some cases, leak testing and vision systems can be integrated into fully automated systems to provide additional quality control.
 

Increased output
A fully automatic system can be built with twin welding positioners on an automated shuttle. Such a system can load and unload parts at one station while welding occurs at the other. In this way, a fully automatic system can run at four times the pace of a semi-automatic system, or eight times the pace of a skilled welder. Repeatability is also a function of the quality of the weld process controller and of the engineering of the machine motions. Essentially, mechanised welding provides repeatable input parameters for more repeatable output.

Employee Performance
Using automation in hazardous areas and for dangerous operations, not only reduces the risk of accidents but can also improve performance. Automated welding machines can undertake highly repetitive tasks, leaving the more skilled activities to humans. Not only will this improve employee job satisfaction, it will free employees to work on other tasks which make better use of their capabilities, resulting in a better return against costs for the business.
 

Environmental
Operating in harsher conditions than humans reduces the need to condition environments to the same degree. Space requirements can be minimalised, providing more compact facilities or producing more output from existing resources. Reductions in waste and rework also reduces the energy used in the automated welding process.

Minimal set-up, higher speeds
Semi-automatic and fully automatic systems increase output by eliminating the human factor from the welding process. Production weld speeds are set at a percentage of maximum by the machine, not by an operator. With minimal set-up time and higher weld speeds, a mechanised welding system can easily outpace a skilled manual welder.

Robotic Automation
ProSpot can help you with the introduction of automated joining solutions or material loading/unloading solutions within your manufacturing process. Offering complete turnkey, project managed robotic automation solutions for joining technologies along with dedicated service & support. ProSpot build, deliver and commission both standard robot and bespoke automation systems specifically designed to help you increase your manufacturing throughput and production.

When applied appropriately the benefits are clear. Robot automation of the manufacturing process not only drives your costs down, it reduces your waste, improves your quality and optimises your energy use.

We can supply all major robot brands, ABB, Fanuc, KUKA, tal, Yaskawa Motoman etc within complete turn key integrated welding cells and solutions

Linear Automation
Gantry Component Feed & Motion control solutions utilising servo driven, linear, linear actuated & X,Y and Z Cartesian systems.

Basic reciprocating single axis or much more complex arrangements of multiple axes producing 2D or 3D motion for your part transfers, machine load, component feed and product location needs

Multi Welders
ProSpot's special purpose bespoke multi welding machines (multi welders) are ideal for applications where several/multiple spot welds are required in pre defined zones or areas as typically, the spots are in close proximity to each other. ProSpot's extensive range of market-leading machines includes AC and Medium Frequency welding for Spot, Seam and Projection welding with all machines typically featuring integrated weld control, PLC and Safety systems.

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Friction Welding; Rotary, Linear & Friction Stir

Friction Welding; Rotary, Linear & Friction Stir

Developing customized friction welding solutions for customers in many different industries and countries is how we became the global leader. We have over 800 friction welders on six continents, purchased by satisfied customers including research centers dedicated to the promotion and development of innovative uses of friction welding. MTI continues to be at the forefront on how to use force and motion for advances in manufacturing. We also provide on-site manufacturing welding services from our headquarters in South Bend, Indiana and our location in Kingswinford, England. Those two locations are also service centers.

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An MTI Spartan Line Direct Drive Rotary Friction Welder

An MTI Spartan Line Direct Drive Rotary Friction Welder

MTI has gained global recognition for designing and building the most advanced, customized friction welding machines—including the world’s largest inertia friction welder.

While we are proud of building the largest rotary and linear friction welders in the world, we have also designed and built hundreds of smaller friction welding machines.  And that’s where the SPARTAN product line comes in.

Consistent, Quality Welds at a Practical Price

Inspired by the lean manufacturing goals of the automotive industry—and our longtime customers—SPARTAN produces consistent, quality welds at a practical price.

Offered as a 5, 15, 30, and 45-ton standard Direct Drive Friction Welder, here’s what makes SPARTAN an ideal joining solution:

Direct Drive Friction welding is the standard for the automotive industry.
With a select number of optional features, including automation, SPARTAN can be used as a tool to meet and exceed cycle time goals.
SPARTAN is backed by MTI’s optional warranty and preventative maintenance.  Read more >

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Engineering can be complicated but implementing solutions into your business need not be. Through working closely with you to intrinsically understand your joining needs, MTI will thoroughly evaluate your project before providing the most efficient and cost effective solution.

Whether that’s building a bespoke automated welding machine, providing contract welding services or just helping you make a part better, anything is possible and as we are one of only a few welding companies who offer both friction welding and resistance welding along with machinery and spares, we are perfectly equipped to see your project right through from concept to completion with a guarantee it will be delivered on time, on spec and on budget.

Please contact us regarding our full range of inertia welding, linear friction welding and automated welding capabilities and we will be more than happy to help.