Thompson friction welding machines. Built by KUKA, in The Black Country, UK.
Thompson friction welding technology provides friction welding solutions in advanced manufacturing processes for a wide variety of industrial components. Acquired by KUKA in 1993, Thompson is the technology partner of choice for many global clients, with an enviable track record of bringing friction welding innovations to market across a full range of machine configurations. The Thompson heritage and history is imbedded in the West Midlands, manufacturing since the early 1800’s.