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Welcome to HFW Solutions - Leader In Friction Stir Welding Services

HFW Solutions is North America’s leading friction stir welding and large-scale machining provider producing ABS, AWS, and ISO 9001:2015 certified components. Friction stir welding paired with integrated machining services and precision assembly and coatings allows HFW to be a market leader in producing high end fabricated structures. A process-driven, methodical approach has allowed HFW to develop excellence in production, engineering and quality. Products range from large scale panels and beams fabricated from extrusions to smaller, complex structures fabricated from castings or plate. HFW Solutions is the premier friction stir welding and manufacturing company servicing the U.S. in many industries.


AUSA Global Force

Wolverine will be representing HFW Solutions at the AUSA Global Force, at the Von Braun Center, in Huntsville, Alabama from March 26 to March 28. If you have any questions about our friction stir welding capabilities, please contact us.


HFW has the capability to:

  • Friction stir weld manufactured products
  • Machine major assembly fabrications
  • Aluminum fusion weld
  • Fabricate extrusion based products


HFW provides:

  • Customer design support
  • Friction stir welding process development
  • Product/process qualification
  • Aerospace/FAA design approval experience

Quality Management Systems

HFW is dedicated to quality:

  • Process driven engineering and manufacturing
  • Full time quality manager
  • ISO compliant process


HFW has the following certifications:

  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
  • EN certified
  • AWS D17.3
  • American Welding Society (AWS)

All Services

  • From concept, design, and into volume production, we can assist you in all stages, becoming your all-around engineering, materials and fabrication resource.
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Featured Service

  • Friction stir welding is a solid state joining process. HFW Solutions creates high quality, cost effective friction stir welded solutions.
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Contact HFW

Contact us today for a quote and to see what we can do for you.


Friction Stir Welding

Friction stir welding is a solid-state joining process that uses frictional heat. Using this method creates a high-strength, high-quality weld. Friction stir welding has many applications, including, but not limited to aerospace, shipbuilding, aircraft, construction and architecture, and automotive industries.

Advantages of Friction Stir Welding

  • Provides significantly stronger joints than fusion welding or mechanical fastening
  • A solid state process leads to lower defects, distortion, and residual stress
  • Cost effective - providing a dramatic increase in production efficiency
  • Requires no filler material
  • CNC controlled which allows for consistent results
  • Allows for the joining of dissimilar alloys and high strength alloys more efficiently
  • Environmentally friendly and safe


HFW team members specialize in developing and producing high-volume production friction stir welded, machined, and fabricated products in virtually every alloy and joint group for our partners.

Friction Stir Welding Equipment | CNC Equipment


HFW team members have developed friction stir welds in virtually every alloy and joint group for customers in:

  • Passenger rail
  • Aerospace & Space launch
  • Agricultural/heavy equipment
  • Automotive
  • Marine
  • Thermal Management

Featured Products

HFW’s friction stir welding and machining capabilities allow for a broad range of industries to be served and products to be made. HFW has years of experience making fully fabricated structures from large extrusions and is a leader in producing highly complex, small components from castings and plate. HFW has been a key service provider for the aerospace, architecture and construction, hybrid electric vehicle, marine, rail, thermal, and truck trailer industries for nearly a decade.

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  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • 1.605.343.3260
  • info@hfwsolutions.com

As the largest North American integrated aluminum solutions provider, we combine our extruding expertise with the world’s most advanced selection of aluminum welding, complex precision machining, and fabrication all under one roof.