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Low Force Vs Traditional Welding

Low Force Vs Traditional Welding

For years, MTI has used its conventional friction welding technology to combine hundreds of applications from various sectors. But, even though you've relied on our traditional method for years, you might now be wondering whether it's time to transition to Low Force after the launch of our newest solid-state joining technology, Low Force Friction Welding.

There's a logical reason why so many businesses still use friction welding. Strong, solid-state joints of forged grade are produced by the method. Additionally, it permits the connection of bimetallic, which can result in substantial cost savings, stronger joints, and lighter parts. Additionally, classical friction welding has faster cycle times than fusion methods like MIG and TIG welding, with many welds requiring only a few seconds to complete.

While specific applications have reached their maximum optimization level with conventional friction welding, this article will focus on which applications could benefit from additional optimization with low-force friction welding. Therefore, it's crucial that we first define Low Force Friction Welding and discuss how it differs from conventional friction welding to comprehend the full impact.

What Is Low-Force Friction Welding?

Contrary to conventional friction welding, low-force friction welding uses an external energy source to raise the interface temperature of the welded components, which lowers the process forces needed to create a solid-state weld.

Advantages Of Low Force Friction Welding

It has been discovered that Low Force Friction Welding has the following advantages over conventional friction welding:

  • More rapid cycle times.
  • A substantial decrease in flash (in some cases, flash removal is unnecessary).
  • Smaller-sized machine.
  • Broader part ranges
  • greater orientation accuracy.

What Is Traditional Welding?

There are still several conventional welding techniques in use today, including:

  • TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welding - A non-consumable tungsten electrode is used in this arc welding technique to heat the workpiece and melt the filler (if any is present) to create the weld.
  • MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding - This arc welding process creates the weld using a consumable wire component that serves as both the electrode and the filler material.
  • Spot-Welding - In this type of welding, the workpieces are clamped together by a pair of electrodes, and an electric current is then run between them to fuse them.

Advantages Of Traditional Welding

For the following reasons, classical welding techniques continue to be a reliable fabrication solution in many industries:

  • Because of past operations, they are understood by the manufacturing community.
  • They allow for both exact and imprecise workpiece fit-ups.
  • It is simpler to automate them.
  • They require less money to buy them initially.
  • They can be applied manually.
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