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    Bob M


    MS Best Dam 150 Bike Ride 2019

    By Bob M / July 19, 2019

    Hello Friends,  I’m riding again in this year’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Best Dam 150 Mile Bike Ride and would love your support in my fundraising efforts! I cannot believe this will be my 7th year riding for MS.  7 years ago and 6 riders strong, I was deeply moved to ask my sister-in-law Eddy, who does […]


    Greetings of the season and happy holidays!

    By Bob M / December 17, 2018

    Greetings of the season and happy holiday’s from team Spinweld.  We hope your holiday’s are filled with family, friends, food, and free time.  We are grateful for 2018 and excited to see what the New Year has in store for all.  Sincere gratitude to our employees, customers, vendors, and network of friends. We wish special joy for you at […]



    By Bob M / April 13, 2018

    Spinweld’s Friction welding Tube to Disc is the third joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018.  Similar to a  bar to a plate,  tube to a disc consists of a smaller round part to a larger round part or not round part but with a hole […]



    By Bob M / March 10, 2018

    Spinweld’s Friction welding Bar to Plate is the second joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018.  Bar to plate,  smaller round part to larger round part or not round part, are examples of the commonly used forging terminology a Near Net […]


    6 Basic Friction Welding Joint Types – Bar To Bar

    By Bob M / January 16, 2018

    Friction welding bar to bar is the first joint type we will discuss in our 6 part series of the different welding joints, bonds, or union types in 2018.  It is the most commonly used type and its application is endless with uses in construction machinery, hydraulic equipment, power generation, renewable energy, medical, recreation, electrical equipment, and more.  […]


    The 6 Basic Joint Types for Friction Welding

    By Bob M / November 21, 2017

    The origin of friction welding and 6 basic joint types dates back to the Soviet Union in 1956 when first experiments and patents on the process were issued.  In the early 1960’s American friction welding companies Caterpillar, Rockwell International, and American Manufacturing Foundry filed patents and developed proprietary machines for the friction welding process.  Rotational […]


    Spinweld’s R&D Solutions with Friction Welding

    By Bob M / October 13, 2017

    Did you know the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit was made permanent in 2015?  The credit was introduced in 1981 and it was designed to help businesses engaged in qualified research activities, particularly startups and small companies.  Tax credits are then used to offset federal income and payroll tax liabilities. The IRS notes all […]


    Spinweld = Quick Turnaround = On Time Orders

    By Bob M / September 15, 2017

    Increases in nickel commodity market prices and recent upswings in high alloy scrap value relate to potential increases in high or superalloy raw material pricing.  High alloys rich in nickel follow the publicly traded nickel commodity markets. Consistent demand over the summer, which historically lessens, and strong market trends add weight to the potential increase […]


    Welcome 2017!

    By Bob M / December 21, 2016

    This has been a good year filled with both challenges and victories.  Spinweld turned 48.  In our tough economy, our commitment to our customers, improving employee engagement and productivity is the driving force behind our work.  We are fortunate to be able to work with so many customers all around the world, and we thank […]


    Spinwelding Dissimilar Metals

    By Bob M / November 11, 2016

    Copper to Aluminum Friction Welding allows your design department the ability to join Dissimilar Metals, thus allowing your engineer/designer the flexibility to tailor fit your product so it will perform as you want it. We recently had the opportunity of assisting one of our customers with a quick turnaround R&D project involving aluminum to copper. […]

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