Welding is certainly the focus of the services we provide. Welding is an art form that takes years to master. It is pretty incredible when you think about it. You are fusing metals together by bringing them to their melting point. There are many types of welding. Arc (also known as Stick) Welding, Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Metal Intert Gas (MIG) Welding, and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding are probably the most popular. We are qualified to perform most types of welding, but we generally perform TIG welding because it covers steel, stainless, and aluminum and it is environmentally the safest. TIG welding is also considered the best form to use for aesthetic or quality standards.
What Makes a Good Weld?
We can go on about what makes a good weld at length, but generally speaking the easiest method to judge a good weld is visually. In this case you can judge a good book by the cover. Here is a good example of a weld from one of our many projects. Aesthetically you want to see that It is even, shows good fusion, and is the same color as the base metal.
It is More Than Just Welding!
Welding is just one aspect of fabrication. Welds are subject to physical stresses and pressures. Understanding how to design metal structures is critical to avoiding failures. Items we fabricate are often responsible for things you value or for your own safety. We take great care in what we do and we advise when a repair requires changes or additional fabrication in order to insure its longevity.
The Science of Welding
So you can begin to understand that there is a science to welding. Knowing how to fuse different types of metals, dealing with different thicknesses of materials, understanding what stresses welds must withstand, different techniques for fusing metal, mastering structural design, and so forth. While it may seem simple to the layman it can be truly complicated. We have made a profession of this and we are proud of the expertise and skill we bring to bear for you. Contact us for a quote today.