Back in the 1980's, the late Professor Monty Bedford lead research into friction welding. His team compared friction weld joint materials with the original materials from which the joints were formed.prof-bedford
The team then continued the study of how friction welding could be adapted and used as a coating process, the coating being applied to engineered components to enhance their performance and operating life. Thus friction surfacing had been conceived.
In the late 1980's, Frictec Ltd was established to exploit commercial applications of friction surfacing. In the early 1990's the process was developed from a small-scale laboratory process to one that could be used commercially. Two prototype friction-surfacing machines were built to finalise the specification for machine 3, our full-scale friction-surfacing machine that we manufacture TMC45 with today.
The obvious applications where friction surfacing would improve and enhance the performance of standard engineered components are machine knives and other machine wear parts. Frictec's core business is in these areas.
Frictec has now grown into a multinational company, with over 500 customers worldwide. A multilingual sales team is on hand to provide an excellent level of customer service.
Frictec now specialises in supplying long life knife applications and wear parts, primarily in the packaging industry.
Assisting companies to improve levels of productivity and overall production efficiencies is Fritec's common goal. Using our patented TMC 45 material, along with many years of research and development experience, has enabled Frictec to work with numerous blue chip companies worldwide.
Since the beginning Frictec has shown dedication in providing an increase in efficiency to customers with innovative effective solutions to their production problems.
Frictec is a prospering company with a patented product looking to expand its customer base and provide its unique service worldwide.
Expanding into new markets, both within and outside Europe is of paramount importance to Frictec and it looks to become recognised worldwide for it's expertise.