250-Ton Friction Welder Announcement

American Friction Welding Inc. of Brookfield, Wisconsin announces the acquisition of a Thompson 250-ton Friction Welding Machine. This will be the largest direct-drive, rotary friction welding machine available for sub-contract work in North America. It will provide a new size range for fusing solid metal up to 7” diameter. Tube diameters can be accommodated up to 12”. Total part length can reach 114”.

AFW is now accepting project proposals for work beginning in Q1-2015. For a summary of sizing capability throughout our lineup including the new 250-ton, see http://www.teamafw.com/dimension-parts-for-friction-welding.

About American Friction Welding, Inc.

The largest full service, direct-drive, rotary friction welding shop in North America. Located in the Midwest, American Friction Welding (AFW) is an ISO 9001:2008 Certified subcontract fabricator. AFW combines job shop friction welding services with CNC capabilities for finished-to-print production. With a wide range of friction welding equipment, the company accommodates industries with differing application and volume needs. Work at AFW ranges from prototypes to limited lot size production orders to large production runs. Several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)s are served with fully automated cells running run thousands of parts per month.

AFW leverages 27 years of welding and engineering experience to offer value-added contract services, including welding analysis, application and process optimization, feasibility studies, prototyping, research and development, and in-house tooling.

From its 50,000 sq ft climate-controlled facility in Brookfield, Wisconsin AFW offers on-site warehousing, plus a complete KanBan program to deliver the right parts and the right number of parts to customers just prior to when they are needed.


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115 N. Janacek Road Brookfield, WI 53045 United States






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