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DOE funding to help advance groundbreaking welding technology

“These investments will accelerate the development of innovative vehicle technologies that will save businesses and consumers money at the pump, cut carbon emissions and strengthen our economy,” said DOE Acting Assistant Secretary David Friedman. Read More Here!

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Interested in our SpotMeld technology? Read more in the below article! 

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Coldwater Machine Company Announces Availability of Electrostatic Lubrication System

Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates precision equipment and tools for multiple industries, has added electrostatic lubrication to its capabilities with the StaticLube™ system. Available for both sheet metal and coil stock, StaticLube decreases lubrication consumption for metal stampers and fabricators by up to 95 percent as compared to other systems. It is also environmentally-friendly, delivering 100-percent efficiency with zero waste, overspray, VOCs, odor or disposal costs. Read more here! 

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Coldwater Machine Company Named Exclusive Distributor and Manufacturer for Avant Garde Technology

Coldwater Machine Company, a leading engineering solutions company that manufactures and integrates precision equipment and tools for multiple industries, announced that it has established a business agreement with Avant Garde Technology (Lake Mary, Fla.) providing Coldwater exclusive sales representation and turnkey manufacturing rights to Avant Garde’s product and service offerings. Avant Garde specializes in industrial lubrication solutions for metal, glass, ceramic, and plastic products processing across a variety of industries. It additionally offers contracted machining services and equipment refurbishment. Read more here!

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  Mix and Match for Lightweight Autos

As aluminum becomes more prevalent, Mike Spodar, welding engineer for the Coldwater Machine Co. (Coldwater, OH), is seeing opportunity with improved methods of joining metals. In particular, Coldwater Machine is introducing a new refill friction-stir spot welding process for nonferrous materials. “Right now, we are joining 5000 and 6000 series aluminum alloys, along with 2000 and 7000 series aluminum alloys,” he said, with magnesium next on the list for development. “We are also interested in future polymer-to-aluminum welding and carbon fiber-to-aluminum welding development,” he added. He notes that 6000 series aluminum tends to be most prevalent in automotive applications, which is ideal for their new process. Read more here!

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    Coldwater Machine Company Announces SpinMeld(TM)

Join Dissimilar Materials Our SpinMeld™ friction welding systems provide stronger joints and faster production times than traditional welding or joining techniques. Plus, they can join a variety of similar or dissimilar materials including steels, aluminum, cast or sintered metals, magnesium, brass, carbon fiber composites, and ceramics. Our system parameters range from 2000 – 23000 rpm with forging forces of 335 5o 12,000 lbf and we design each system to fit the individual application. Shafts, valve bodies, pistons, brackets and airbag inflators are just some of the components well-suited for SpinWeld production. Read more here!

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    Coldwater Machine Company Provides SpotMeld(TM)

We’ve recently joined the Edison Welding Institute and have proudly provided them a SpotMeldTM Friction Spot Welding system for research and development of technologies for joining advanced and lightweight materials. SpotMeld is a Refill Friction Stir Spot Weld (RFSSW) solution designed to address the growing use of non-ferrous materials to meet today’s demand for lightweighting. Read more here!

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