Special Purpose Machines

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Special Purpose Machines

Bond is a Global Leader in custom, special purpose Friction Stir Welding, Refill Friction Stir Spot Welding, and Friction Extrusion Machines, Tools, and Technologies.

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Shipbuilding
  • Research & Development
  • Rail Cars
  • Nuclear Waste Storage
  • Electronics and more.

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, producing original mechanical designs, software solutions, and controls. Our core team can design and supply ground-up designs of machines and welding fixtures, or can adapt standard products to specific applications. Our Bond controls and HMI design are often adapted to custom machines, preserving the Bond know-how from years of successful installations.


  • As part of TTI and MTI, the Bond core team designed and developed an 8m stroke longitudinal seam FSW machine and a 5.5M diameter circumferential seam FSW machine for NASA’s ARES program.
  • First in the world purpose-built Friction Extrusion Machine for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A compact high-force machine for advanced material development.

Let Bond Technologies help you find the best Custom Machine and Tooling solution for your application.

Bond Technologies offers a full line of friction stir welding (FSW) machines, custom engineering solutions, and a host of other services to help you integrate FSW technology into production.