Our work is our bond

For more than a decade, the Bond Technologies team has been supplying Friction Stir Welding (FSW) systems and serving customers throughout the world. Our designers have more than 80 years combined experience in the design and construction of FSW systems. Driven by our motto, “Give the clients more than they asked for,” this talented, innovative team of engineers produces extraordinary results that have created a following of loyal customers.

By bringing together some of the most experienced professionals in the FSW industry, Bond offers a full line of FSW machines from compact units up through large scale multi-axis, multi-spindle systems.


While Bond Technologies was born in 2014 under its current name, most of the team and the company founders have been together much longer – under the forerunner company, Transformation Technologies, Inc. (TTI). TTI was initially started in 1999 as an engineering service company. With an extensive background in aerospace tooling, one of the first projects taken on by TTI was the design of work-holding fixtures for the Eclipse 500 airplane, the first aircraft built with FSW. From 2003 through 2008, TTI grew and developed a full line of FSW machines. By the end of 2008, TTI was one of the leading suppliers of FSW equipment with customers on four continents.

In 2008, Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) – a world leader in Rotary Friction Welding machines – acquired Transformation Technologies, Inc. (TTI) and absorbed the FSW product line under the MTI banner.

MTI was positioned to take the FSW line to the next level by leveraging their worldwide sales, service and support network and their long-term reputation in the field of solid state joining.  With this acquisition, the entire TTI crew joined MTI.

The coming together of these two powerhouse companies combined the spectacular innovation of FSW with MTI’s long-established expertise and global leadership in friction welding solutions.

In 2014, MTI divested the FSW technology.  This cleared the path for the original technology leaders of TTI to create Bond Technologies, combining the robust, cost-effective design philosophies of TTI with the technology enhancements and advanced control features developed by MTI. Bond then licensed all previous TTI and MTI friction stir weld technology, and now offers full support and parts for MTI and TTI FSW machines. Bond continues to innovate and grow the product line by incorporating the latest advances in controls and process technology.

Today, Bond Technologies is a world leader in supplying

  • FSW machines, and related tools, for welding aluminum, steel and high temperature alloys
  • Production multi-axis FSW systems for complex contour parts
  • Integrated high-speed data acquisition for quality assurance and control
  • Using rugged mechanical design techniques, advanced controls and a deep understanding of the FSW process, Bond supports companies worldwide in research and production environments.

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