Coldwater Machine Company Announces Friction Stir Weld Service for Short-run and Prototype Parts

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Coldwater Machine's Solid State Joining Center can provide friction weld production services to join a variety of like or dissimilar materials.

Coldwater Machine offers friction stir weld production services for prototype and low volume runs.

As companies are challenged with joining new materials, they can rely on Coldwater as a research and production source, allowing them to better concentrate on their core areas of value.

Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates precision equipment and tools for multiple industries, has announced that its Solid State Joining Center is now providing pre-production, prototype and low volume friction stir weld part production at its headquarters in Coldwater. The company has five Coldwater Friction Weld Systems (FWS Series) available for use, which are all suited for joining like or dissimilar materials including aluminum, magnesium, brass, steel and carbon fiber composites. The five weld systems vary in size and capacity and include robotic automation. Please contact Coldwater for more information.

“We have significant experience in successfully welding a variety of materials with our friction stir weld systems,” said Coldwater’s Joining Center Director Bob Rich. “As companies are challenged with joining new materials entering the market, they can rely on us as a research and production source, or for the system integration of our technology and equipment into their production facilities, allowing them to better concentrate on their core areas of value.”

Coldwater Machine’s friction stir welding solutions are recognized for their cost-effective, repeatable, and robust processes, helping to reduce cycle time and defects when compared to other welding or joining techniques.

For more information on Coldwater Machine’s Friction Welding solutions, visit the company's Friction Welding page.

Coldwater Machine Company is a leader in the design, build and integration of specialized equipment for discrete manufacturing with extensive precision-machining capability primarily serving companies in the automotive, aviation, aerospace, appliance and energy industries that are producing products requiring tight tolerances. With over 50 years’ experience, the company’s key competencies include precision machining and assembly, engineering support, design and build of specialized manufacturing equipment, and solid-state welding/joining systems.

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