Prototypes to Full Production

American Friction Welding provides high quality friction welding services and turn-key products that are manufactured to customer specifications. As the largest full service, direct-drive, rotary friction welding shop in North America, we can handle nearly any customer’s demands. Most inquiries start as a request to solve a manufacturing bottleneck, help with design on new or legacy parts, or to improve supply chain sourcing.

Support for Analysis and Design Engineering

Researching your application and end-user needs, we provide consultative design engineering support alongside your engineering staff. By working on prototypes, in conjunction with your design team, we’ll produce more cost-effective, productive or time-saving solutions together and still ensure adherence to your specs and budget.

Quality Management System

ISO CertificationOur team is proud of the quality assurance programs we’ve developed to bring you the best friction welding services. Part of the QMS plan involves monitoring and improving processes involving the design and engineering of custom components; materials acquisitions; craftsmanship; JIT inventory management; plus inspection and quality control standards.

Welding Specifications

Friction welding expertise and experience are keys to delivering finished components to your exact specifications. Due to tight tolerances many customers demand, we invest in maintaining the best resources to fulfill their needs: experienced friction welding operators and equipment, testing engineers, quality gauges and inspection controls.

AFW’s customers place a priority on Quality and adherence to exact specs. Our goal is to deliver.

NOTE: Our company is strictly a provider of sub-contract services. We do not supply friction welding machinery for purchase by others.

Consulting Services

With over thirty years of experience, AFW are the experts when it comes to friction welding. We proudly offer our knowledge and expertise as part of our consulting services to everyone from engineering firms to friction welders themselves.

Is AFW’s core practice actually friction welding, or is friction welding a sideline to other primary operations?

It is our core practice. Friction welding is a highly specialized process. We have full-time experts on the job.

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