Special Purpose Machines

Custom machine and tooling solutions.

In cases where an application requires specialized equipment, Bond Technologies can design and build equipment to meet your needs. Although Bond’s standard machine product lines offer the most cost effective and quickest solution, there are situations in which the products available just don’t fit the bill.  For these situations, Bond can develop custom machine and tooling solutions.

Bond employs a full engineering staff handling both mechanical design, software development and controls. With over 60 years of combined experience, the team can design and supply machines and fixturing for small production parts to large systems used in the aerospace, ship building and railcar industries.

Examples of some of the projects Bond has custom-designed:

  • 8m Stroke longitudinal seam FSW machine for NASA‘s Ares launch vehicle.
  • 5.5m diameter circumferential seam FSW machine for NASA’s Ares program.
  • Canister closing FSW-system for spent nuclear fuel for Finland’s Posiva Oy.  Welding 50mm thick copper in a single pass with redundant actuators and controls to allow welding and removal without human intervention. Learn more
  • First in the world purpose-built Friction Extrusion Machine for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.  A compact high-force machine for advanced material development. Watch video

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