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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. […]


Welding Dissimilar Metals

By Bob M / May 19, 2016

Welding Dissimilar Metals is desirable for many reasons.  Whether you have an issue with mechanical wear problems, or a high-temperature situation, different metal properties are required for different applications.  More often, Friction Welding accounts for nearly half the welding of Dissimilar Metals.  Benefits of Welding Dissimilar Metals include: Cost reduction substituting lessor grade material Saves […]


Friction Welding – Economical Welding

By Bob M / March 23, 2016

Friction Welding – Economical Welding has been around for years, and is one of the best kept secrets in the Metal Fabricating Industry.  The method reduces time, energy use and toxic byproducts of conventional welding processes.  Friction Welding involves a rotating tool, generating the precise amount of friction for the materials intended to be joined. […]


Spin Welding / Friction Welding – Is It For Me?

By Bob M / December 18, 2015

Spin Welding – or Friction Welding – is a controlled machining process for joining SIMILAR or DISSIMILAR (Bi-Metal) combinations of materials. The ultimate goal of spin welding is to have a 100% weld throughout the full joint interface. This means, given suitable materials, the weld union or interface strength is equal in strength to that of the parent […]


Attitude Changes Everything

By Bob M / November 25, 2015

With this being the week of Thanksgiving, it is expected that people will take the time to be thankful.  However, this attitude is far more powerful to the people who are grateful daily. Since 2000, psychologists have conducted numerous studies on the effect and benefits of gratitude. Gratitude, it turns out, is a very powerful […]

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