Welding services

Welding is the process of permanently joining two or more metal parts, by melting both materials. The molten materials quickly cool, and the two metals are permanently bonded. Spot welding and seam welding are two very popular methods used for sheet metal parts. Advantage Fabricated Metals' welding staff has decades of complex welding experience. Our skilled welding staff provides a full range of welding services. We can provide welding services ranging from structural and plate welding to light gauge tubular steels, stainless, and aluminum. We jig and fixture components to be welded to ensure parts are correctly aligned before being joined providing quality and repeatability. We provide:     TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Stick, and Oxy-Acetylene

services plus weld & cut services. Every welding job's requirements are different, but Advantage Fabricated Metals’ welders often:       grind the welds polish the welds fill in voids descale the welds prepare the welded surfaces for painting, and prime the prepared surface

after the welding process is completed. We will complete your custom metal fabricating component welding project in our 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Advantage Fabricated Metals has the equipment to do the job right! We carry the latest equipment and have a welding staff with high levels of welding training that is backed by decades of industrial welding experience. Let Advantage Fabricated Metals handle all your custom metal fabricating and welding/cutting jobs. Whether your custom components will be used in conveyer lines, racking equipment, stainless and aluminum tables, platforms, mixing tanks, storage containers, tubular frames, truck frames, or whatever custom application, call us at 1815-323-1310 or fill out our contact form to get help with your industrial welding needs!

Stick or MSAW welding

and highly portable. The slag must be chipped off the weld bead after welding. . Stick welding is among the most widely used welding processes. deoxidizers. When an arc is struck between the metal rod (electrode) and the workpiece. both the rod and workpiece surface melt to form a weld pool. and alloying elements to the weld metal. Uses an electrode that provides and regulates its own flux. an acronym for Metal Inert Gas welding. an acronym for Tungsten Inert Gas welding and MIG. Process characteristics of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW/Stick) SMAW welding:       Uses a electrode rod that is quickly consumed. The process allows only short lengths of weld to be produced before a new electrode needs to be inserted in the holder. Weld penetration is low and the quality of the weld deposit is highly dependent on the skill of the welder. The flux also provides a method of adding scavengers. Yields a weld with a variable quality and appearance based on operator skill. Provides all position flexibility. Simultaneous melting of the flux coating on the rod will form gas and slag which protects the weld pool from the surrounding atmosphere. The two most common welding processes we use include TIG. Is less sensitive to wind or drafts. Uses equipment that is simple. MIG also is referred to as GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding). The flux covering on the electrode melts during welding.Advantage Fabricated Metals performs a number of welding processes. This forms the gas and slag to shield the arc and molten weld pool. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is frequently referred to as "stick" or "covered electrode" welding. The slag will solidify and cool and must be chipped off the weld bead once the weld run is complete (or before the next weld pass is deposited). inexpensive. TIG is also referred to as GTAW (Gas T ungsten Arc Welding) and Heliarc®. We also provide stick or MSAW welding.

The slag that is produced by the flux coating prevents the weld metal from oxidizing. .During the SMAW welding process the arc is established. T-joint. The SMAW welding process typically is capable of producing three types of welded joints. and Fillet weld. They are:     Butt joint Lap joint. The illustration below shows these four common welded joints. Equipment required to perform the SMAW welding process includes a constant current power source that supplies the power to the consumable rod electrode. the flux coating on the rod disintegrates and then forms a gas that shields the weld from the atmosphere.

For more information about Advantage Fabricated Metals and the metal forming. MIG welding Advantage Fabricated Metals performs a number of welding processes. The "Metal" in Gas Metal Arc Welding refers to the wire that is used to start the arc. It is shielded by inert gas and the feeding wire also acts as the filler rod. an acronym for Metal Inert Gas welding. . Matching the electrode properties to the base materials as a general rule for choosing the type of electrode. We also provide oxy-acetylene welding. Materials commonly welded using the SMAW process include mild steel. cast iron. and welding services we provide. Available electrodes types include aluminum bronze. nickel. TIG is also referred to as GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) and Heliarc®. mild steel. MIG is fairly easy to learn and use as it is a semi-automatic welding process. an acronym for Tungsten Inert Gas welding and MIG. bronze. MIG also is referred to as GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding). and stainless steel. please fill out our contact form or call us at 1-815-323-1310. View an overview of our welding services and any of the metal forming processes offered by Advantage Fabricated Metals by clicking the links above. and stainless steel.Flux-coated electrodes are available in many core wire diameters and lengths. The two most common welding processes we use include TIG. metal fabricating.

The shielding gas also assists with stabilizing the arc which provides a smooth transfer of metal from the weld wire to the molten weld pool. Is considered a semi-automatic welding process. Produces a slag-free weld bead. It is capable of joining most types of metals and it can be performed in most positions. the electrode melts within the arc and becomes deposited as filler material.Characteristics of the MIG welding process MIG:          Uses a consumable wire electrode during the welding process that is fed from a spool.1 to 5% oxygen. During the MIG welding process. The illustration that follows provides a look at a typical MIG welding process showing an arc that is formed between the wire electrode and the workpiece. usually – argon. Allows welding in all positions. and the edge joint . Uses a shielding gas. argon . The shielding gas that is used prevents atmospheric contamination from atmospheric contamination and protects the weld during solidification. The most common welds are illustrated below. even though flat horizontal is most optimum. Requires less operator skill than TIG welding. Allows long welds to be made without starts or stops. Needs little cleanup. Provides a uniform weld bead. argon . They include the:     lap joint butt joint T-joint.3 to 25% CO2 and a combination argon/helium gas. Versatility is the major benefit of the MIG welding process.

Carbon dioxide is most often used to weld carbon and low alloy steels. The gas shielding that is required to protect the molten metal from contamination and amperage are supplied during the TIG welding operation. an acronym for Tungsten Inert Gas welding and MIG. The two most common welding processes we use include TIG. an acronym for Metal Inert Gas welding. TIG welding has become a popular choice of welding processes when high quality. View an overview of our welding services and any of the metal forming processes offered by Advantage Fabricated Metals by clicking on the links above. Heliarc® was the trade name given to the process by Linde's when it was introduced decades ago. TIG welding is a slower process than MIG. metal fabricating. TIG is also referred to as GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) and Heliarc®. and different gases are used to form the arc depending on the materials to be welded together. .MIG is used to weld many materials. but it produces a more precise weld and can be used at lower amperages for thinner metal and can even be used on exotic metals. Magnesium and cast iron are other metals commonly welded used the MIG process. please fill out our contact form or call us at 1-815-323-1310. TIG welding is also called Heliarc® welding. and welding services we provide. aluminum. titanium. The TIG welding process requires more time to learn than MIG. and alloy metals. For more information about Advantage Fabricated Metals and the metal forming. MIG also is referred to as GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding). precision welding is required. Characteristics of the TIG welding process TIG:  Uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode during the welding process. The arc is started with a tungsten electrode shielded by inert gas and filler rod is fed into the weld puddle separately. An argon CO2 blend is normally used to weld mild steel. TIG welding is a commonly used high quality welding process. Helium is used to weld mild steel and titanium in high speed process and also copper and stainless steel. TIG welding Advantage Fabricated Metals performs a number of welding processes.

Produces very high-quality. They include the:     butt joint. If filler wire is used. Welds can be made with or without filler metal. Welding yields low distortion.e. Gas is fed through the torch to shield the electrode and molten weld pool. Is easily applied to thin materials. Leaves no slag or splatter. it is added to the weld pool separately. and Fillet weld.       Uses a number of shielding gases including helium (He) and argon (Ar). lap joint. an arc is formed between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and the metal being welded. The illustration that follow provide a schematic showing how the TIG welding process works. T-joint. superior welds. In TIG welding. The following illustration shows these TIG-welded joints: The TIG welding process utilizes a number of shielding gases including:  argon . The most common TIG welds are illustrated below. Provides precise control of welding variables (i. heat).

please fill out our contact form or call us at 1310. These include:    TIG requires greater welder dexterity than MIG or stick welding. TIG yields lower deposition rates. It is also used in automatic welding applications. For more information about Advantage Fabricated Metals and the metal fabricating and welding services we provide. makes the arc start more easily. 1-815-323- . It operates at a higher arc voltage. Helium offers a smaller heat affected zone and therefore. there are a number of limitations. It also can increase the welding speed up to 40%. aluminum and titanium.  argon/helium. Helium is also commonly used to weld stainless steel and copper. Even though TIG is a commonly used welding process. TIG is more costly for welding thick metal sections. and is commonly used to weld mild steel. penetrates metals deeply. The argon/helium combination gas is used for a hotter arc in welding aluminum and aluminum alloys. View an overview of our welding services any of the metal forming processes offered by Advantage Fabricated Metals. Helium is generally added to increase heat input (increase welding speed or weld penetration) and is used for high speed welding of mild steel and titanium. and helium Argon is superior for welding metals.

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