Coldwater Machine Expands Relationship with Harms & Wende

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Appointed Exclusive Distributor for Friction Welding Technologies in North America, South America, and Mexico

Coldwater Machine has a successful history of partnering with Harms & Wende to advance the development of friction welding solutions for manufacturing.

We see increasing opportunity for friction welding technologies in automotive assembly processes, and with the capabilities of our Solid State Joining Center we’re positioned to develop new production solutions for friction welding applications.

Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates precision equipment and tools for multiple industries, announced that technology partner Harms & Wende (Hamburg, Germany) has appointed Coldwater its exclusive distributor for North America, Mexico and South America to promote solutions featuring its friction welding technologies. Harms & Wende specializes in resistance and friction welding solutions with applications in the transportation and industrial sectors.

“With the increasing use of aluminum and other lightweight materials in the automotive industry, we see new opportunity for the use of friction welding technologies in automotive assembly processes,” commented Coldwater President Tim McCaughey. “And, with the capabilities of our Solid State Joining Center, we’re positioned to develop new manufacturing solutions for friction welding applications.”

Coldwater has been a partner to Harms & Wende since 2007, having successfully developed its SPINMeldTM friction spin welding (FSW) system and its SPOTMeldTM refill friction spin spot welding (RFSSW) solutions using Harms & Wende friction welding heads.

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. For more information, call (419) 678-4877 or visit

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