More than 50 years ago, KUKA established rotational friction welding as an industrial joining process. The product portfolio was expanded in 1994 with the takeover of machine manufacturer Thompson Friction Welding (UK). Since then, KUKA has remained one of the global market leaders in this field with more than 1,200 rotational friction welding machines installed in over 44 countries. The friction welding machines can be used to manufacture a broad spectrum of components for different industries, such as the automotive, construction, oil & gas, aircraft, and electrical industries.
With our unique KUKA Tech Centers at the Augsburg (Germany) and Halesowen (UK) plants, we are already able today to test the practical viability of the innovative concepts of tomorrow. We also offer additional services, such as process validation, prototype construction or small series, or take care of the entire manufacturing process in multiple-shift operation.