Linear Friction Welders

Linear Friction Welding has been proven to produce the best solid state bond between parts of the same or different material, various geometries and is applicable for nearly any metal welding application.

Taylor-Winfield Technologies’ linear friction welders are designed utilizing the most significant patented breakthrough in linear friction welding.

TWT’s breakthrough technology is superior to traditional linear friction welding for a variety of reasons:

• Smaller Machine Footprint
• Cost Effective
• Higher Production Rates
• Repeatable Weld Results
• Positional Accuracy
• Lower Power Consumption
• Ease of use and Maintenance
• Ability to Adjust Frequency & Amplitude during the process
• Stopping Time Less than 0.1 second
• Minimal Material Loss
• Full Interface Weld

ADVANTAGES OF LINEAR FRICTION WELDING

Linear Friction Welding provides increased performance and accuracy over traditional manufacturing processes.

Here’s why:

    • LFW is the most robust solid state bonding process
    • LFW can produce welds faster than other welding processes
    • LFW is flexible enough to join different shapes, sizes, and dissimilar materials
    • LFW can join long parts together
    • LFW can make multiple welds simultaneously
    • LFW can pre-heat metals during the process
    • LFW can weld powdered metal, castings, forgings, and wrought materials

Other Advantages of Our Technology Include:

    • Limited joint preparation required
    • No solidification flaws, gas porosity, separation or slag inclusion
    • Eliminates human error- the process is completely machine controlled and monitored
    • Materials and Geometry are pre-calculated parameters
    • Easily monitor process parameters and weld history
    • No special foundations or power supplies are required
    • The process can be mathematically scaled
    • “Smart machine” capabilities

Let us verify your parts production process by starting in our R&D laboratory

to verify weldability, run parts and size your machine custom to your needs.

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Linear Friction Welding has been predominately used in the aerospace industry, but because of the size of the machines, their price tag and many other reasons- LWF hasn’t reached mainstream manufacturing.

UNTIL NOW… Taylor-Winfield Technologies has developed a line of LFW machines that are breaking the barriers into mainstream manufacturing. Check out this video on how we did it!

WHAT MATERIALS CAN BE WELDED WITH LINEAR FRICTION WELDING?

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ALUMINUM WELDS TO:

WELDS TO:
Aluminum AlloysMagnesiumFree Cutting Steel
Aluminum PMMagnesium AlloysSteel-Alloys
BrassMonelSteel-Carbon
BronzeNickelSteel-Stainless
Cast IronNickel AlloysTitanium
CeramicSteel, UnalloyedTitanium Alloys
Cobalt AlloysSteel, Low-AlloyedTungsten
ColumbiumSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Tungsten PM
CopperSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)Tungsten Carbide Cemented
Copper AlloysSteel CastingTungsten Copper PM
Copper NickelSteel PM Zirconium Alloys
Hard Metal, Tool Steel

ALUMINUM ALLOY WELDS TO:

WELDS TO:
AluminumNickelSteel-Alloys
Aluminum AlloysNickel AlloysSteel-Carbon
Aluminum PMSteel, UnalloyedSteel-Stainless
Cast IronSteel, Low-AlloyedTitanium
CeramicSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Titanium Alloys
CopperSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)Tungsten
Metal, Tool SteelSteel CastingTungsten PM
MagnesiumSteel PMTungsten Copper PM
Magnesium AlloysFree Cutting Steel

ALUMINUM PM WELDS TO:

WELDS TO:
AluminumSteel, Unalloyed
Aluminum AlloysSteel, Low-Alloyed
Aluminum PMSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)
Steel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)

COPPER TO:

WELDS TO:23
Aluminum Steel, Low-Alloyed Free Cutting Steel
Aluminum AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Steel-Stainless
Cadmium OxideCopper to Steel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)Titanium
Copper Steel-CarbonTitanium Alloys
Copper AlloysSteel CastingTungsten PM
SilverSteel PMTungsten Copper PM
Steel, Unalloyed

COPPER TO ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS:

WELDS TO:
COPPER TO ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS

COPPER ALLOYS TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumSteel, Low-AlloyedFree Cutting Steel
Aluminum AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Titanium
CopperSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)Titanium Alloys
Copper AlloysSteel CastingTungsten PM
Steel, UnalloyedSteel PMTungsten Copper PM

COPPER NICKEL TO:

WELDS TO:2
AluminumSteel-Carbon
Copper NickelSteel-Stainless

NICKEL TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumSteel-Carbon Steel, Low-Alloyed
Aluminum AlloysSteel-Free Machining Steel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)
NickelSteel-Maraging Steel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Nickel Alloys Steel-StainlessTitanium
Nickel Alloys PMSteel-ToolTitanium Alloys
Steel-AlloysSteel, Unalloyed

NICKEL ALLOYS TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumSteel-Carbon Steel, Low-Alloyed
Aluminum AlloysSteel-Free Machining Steel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)
NickelSteel-Maraging Steel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Nickel Alloys Steel-StainlessTitanium
Nickel Alloys PMSteel-ToolTitanium Alloys
Steel-AlloysSteel, UnalloyedValve Materials (Automotive)

NICKEL ALLOYS PM TO:

WELDS TO:23
Nickel Steel, UnalloyedTitanium
Nickel Alloys Steel, Low-AlloyedTitanium Alloys
Nickel Alloys PM

MAGNESIUM TO:

WELDS TO:2
AluminumMagnesium Alloys
Aluminum AlloysSteel, Unalloyed
Magnesium

MAGNESIUM ALLOYS TO:

WELDS TO:2
AluminumMagnesium Alloys
Aluminum AlloysSteel, Unalloyed
Magnesium

STEEL ALLOYS TO:

WELDS TO:
Steel-Alloys

STEEL CARBON TO:

WELDS TO:23
Aluminum Iron SinteredSteel-Free Machining
Aluminum AlloysMonelSteel-Maraging
BronzeNickelSteel-Sintered
Carbides CementedNickel AlloysSteel-Stainless
CobaltNimonicSteel-Tool
CopperSteel-AlloysTitanium Alloys
Copper NickelSteel-CarbonValve Materials (Automotive)

STEEL-FREE MACHINING TO:

WELDS TO:23
MonelSteel-AlloysSteel-Maraging
NickelSteel-CarbonSteel-Stainless
Nickel AlloysSteel-Free MachiningSteel-Tool
Nimonic

STEEL-MARAGING TO:

WELDS TO:23
MonelSteel-AlloysSteel-Maraging
NickelSteel-CarbonSteel-Stainless
Nickel AlloysSteel-Free MachiningSteel-Tool
NimonicValve Materials (Automotive)

STEEL-SINTERED TO:

WELDS TO:2
Steel-AlloysSteel-Sintered
Steel-CarbonSteel-Stainless

STEEL-STAINLESS TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumNickel AlloysSteel-Sintered
Aluminum AlloysNimonicSteel-Stainless
CopperSteel-AlloysTitanium
Copper NickelSteel-CarbonTitanium Alloys
MonelSteel-Free MachiningValve Materials (Automotive)
NickelSteel-MaragingZirconium Alloy

STEEL-TOOL TO:

WELDS TO:23
Carbides CementedNimonicSteel-Free Machining
NickelSteel-AlloysSteel-Maraging
Nickel AlloysSteel-CarbonSteel-Tool

STEEL-UNALLOYED TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumMagnesiumSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)
Aluminum AlloysMagnesium AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Aluminum PMNickelSteel Casting
Cast IronNickel AlloysSteel PM
CopperNickel Alloys PMFree Cutting Steel
Copper AlloysSteel, UnalloyedTitanium
Hard Metal Tool SteelsSteel, Low-AlloyedTitanium Alloys
Tungsten PM

STEEL, LOW-ALLOYED TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumNickelSteel Casting
Aluminum AlloysNickel AlloysSteel PM
Aluminum PMNickel Alloys PMFree Cutting Steel
Cast IronSteel, UnalloyedTitanium
CopperSteel, Low-AlloyedTitanium Alloys
Copper AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Tungsten PM
Hard Metal Tool SteelsSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)

STEEL, HIGH-ALLOYED (FERRITIC) TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumNickelSteel PM
Aluminum AlloysNickel AlloysFree Casting Steel
Aluminum PMNobiumFree Cutting Steel
Cast IronSteel, UnalloyedTitanium
CopperSteel, Low-AlloyedTitanium Alloys
Copper AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Tungsten PM
Hard Metal Tool SteelsSteel Casting

STEEL CASTING TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumCopper AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Aluminum AlloysSteel, UnalloyedSteel Casting
Cast IronSteel, Low-AlloyedSteel PM
CopperSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Free Cutting Steel

STEEL PM TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumCopper AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Aluminum AlloysSteel, UnalloyedSteel Casting
Cast IronSteel, Low-AlloyedSteel PM
CopperSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Free Casting Steel

STEEL (FREE CUTTING) TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumSteel, UnalloyedSteel Casting
Aluminum AlloysSteel, Low-AlloyedSteel PM
CopperSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)Free Cutting Steel
Copper AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)

TITANIUM ALLOYS TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumNickel AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Aluminum AlloysNickel Alloys PMSteel-Stainless
CopperNobiumTitanium
Copper AlloysSteel, UnalloyedTitanium Alloys
NickelSteel, Low-Alloyed

TUNGSTEN TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumAluminum AlloysTungsten

TUNGSTEN CARBIDE CEMENTED TO ALUMINUM:

WELDS TO:
Tungsten Carbide Cemented to Aluminum

TUNGSTEN PM TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumCopper AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Aluminum Alloys Steel-UnalloyedTungsten PM
CopperSteel, Low-Alloyed

TUNGSTEN COPPER PM TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumCopperTungsten Copper PM
Aluminum AlloysTungsten

MOLYBDENUM TO MOLYBDENUM:

WELDS TO:
Molybdenum to Molybdenum

MOLYBDENUM PM TO MOLYBDENUM PM:

WELDS TO:
Molybdenum PM to Molybdenum PM

MONEL TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumSteel-CarbonSteel-Maraging
MonelSteel-Free MachiningSteel-Stainless
Steel Alloys

NIOBIUM TO:

WELDS TO:23
NiobiumSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)Titanium Alloys
Steel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)TitaniumNiobium Alloys

NIMONIC TO:

WELDS TO:23
NimonicSteel-Free MachiningSteel-Tool
Steel-AlloysSteel-MaragingValve Materials (Automotive)
Steel-CarbonSteel-Stainless

NITINOL TO:

WELDS TO:23
NitinolStainlessAluminum

SILVER TO COPPER:

WELDS TO:
Silver to Copper

SILVER ALLOYS TO SILVER ALLOYS:

WELDS TO:
Silver Alloys to Silver Alloys

TANATLUM TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumNickel Alloys PMSteel-Stainless
Aluminum AlloysNobiumTantalum
CopperSteel, UnalloyedThorium
Copper AlloysSteel, Low-AlloyedTitanium
NickelSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)Titanium Alloys
Nickel Alloys

URANIUM TO URANIUM:

WELDS TO:
Uranium to Uranium

VALVE MATERIAL (AUTOMOTIVE) TO:

WELDS TO:23
Nickel AlloysSteel-CarbonSteel-Stainless
NimonicSteel-MaragingValve Material (Automotive)
Steel-Alloys

BRASS WELDS TO:

WELDS TO:
BrassBronze

CADMIUM OXIDE TO COPPER

WELDS TO:
Cadmium Oxide to Copper

CARBIDES CEMENTED TO:

WELDS TO:
Steel-CarbonSteel-Tool

CAST IRON TO:

WELDS TO:
AluminumSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)
Aluminum AlloysSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Cast Iron Steel Casting
Steel, UnalloyedSteel PM
Steel, Low-Alloyed

CERAMIC TO:

WELDS TO:
AluminumAluminum Alloys

COBALT TO:

WELDS TO:
Steel AlloysSteel-Carbon

COBALT ALLOYS TO:

WELDS TO:3
AluminumCobalt AlloysSteel Alloys

COLUMBIUM TO:

WELDS TO:
AluminumColumbium

COLUMBIUM ALLOYS TO:

WELDS TO:
Columbium Alloys to Columbium Alloys

HARD METAL, TOOL TO:

WELDS TO:23
AluminumSteel, UnalloyedSteel, High-Alloyed (Ferritic)
Aluminum AlloysSteel, Low-AlloyedSteel, High-Alloyed (Austenitic)
Hard Metal, Tool Steel

IRON SINTERED TO STEEL-CARBON:

WELDS TO:
IRON SINTERED TO STEEL-CARBON

LEAD TO LEAD:

WELDS TO:
Lead to Lead

WHY OUR CUSTOMERS PARTNER WITH TAYLOR-WINFIELD TECHNOLOGIES

As a Capital Equipment Manufacturer, we provide standard & custom engineered parts production solutions, all under one roof.
From concept through engineering, assembly and test, we have the expertise, resources, and commitment to ensure quality equipment & total “life” support for all the equipment we manufacture.

Learn more about the support services available from Taylor-Winfield Technologies

Custom Engineering

CUSTOM ENGINEERING

Taylor-Winfield’s product management team of experts collaborate with our in-house mechanical, electrical, control and software engineers to bring comprehensive solutions to custom manufacturing.

Research and Development

Research and Development

The Research & Development Center can help improve part quality, quantify existing processes, create reliable parts production expectations, and establish machine performance criterion.

Field Service

FIELD SERVICE

Taylor-Winfield’s qualified technicians have mechanical, electrical, and programming skills, which enable them to provide timely quality service, and to supervise or perform on-site machine evaluations, repairs, and upgrades.

Copper Products

COPPER PRODUCTS

Taylor-Winfield’s Copper Products Group provides consumable copper spot, seam and flash welder electrodes, secondary bands, shunts and other replacement copper parts.  In-stock, same-day fulfillment possible.

Spare Parts

SPARE PARTS

Taylor-Winfield’s Aftermarket Sales and Spare Parts Group provide parts and ancillary equipment for existing machines worldwide. Please contact us for all your machine spare parts needs.
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