Common friction welding applications

Piston rods & cylinders

Eyes and clevises can be joined to pre-chromed rods as well as caps and flanges to cylinders in a selection of engineering steels in various combinations such as induction hardened and hard-chromed conditions.

Electrical components

Suitable components for friction welding can include bi-metallic pieces for electrical power distribution and power plant, pump shafts and plug valves in materials ranging from copper/aluminium and copper/steel to heat resistant stainless steels, nickel alloys and titanium.

Drill rods & drill pipe

All types of drill pipes can be joined by the rotary friction welding process as well as percussive rock drills, rotary drill and tunnelling rods. Suitable materials include a range of construction and engineering steels, carburising, API and nitriding steels.

Small diameter components

Common applications include hand tool components and engine valves in a range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.