Welding is the fusion of two or more parts using heat, pressure, or both. It is a common manufacturing procedure applied to metals and thermoplastics to produce components for electronics, vehicles, airplanes, skyscrapers, bridges, and more.
Welding vs. Fabrication
Welding is a type of metal fabrication process. It is frequently employed in manufacturing metal goods, including pipe fittings, window frames, automotive components, tools, and other metal parts. In addition, professional welders use this method for industrial, structural, and other commercial fabrication requirements.
Fabrication is a larger industrial process category that involves assembling components and parts into finished products. Specifically, metal fabrication refers to the assembly and shaping of metal to create a complete product or part.
Types of Welding
Welding machines and consumables come in various types. Different welding processes may be employed depending on the material to be welded and the specification of a required component. The most common types of welding are as follows:
Arc welding is one of the most known types of welding. Also known as stick welding, it uses an electrode welding rod to connect two parts together. It is ideal for components that require thick, strong welds.
MIG welding utilizes a bare wire filler to join metal parts together. It is the ideal technique for thin metal parts and is also commonly referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding.
TIG welding, also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), employs a torch to heat the consumable rod to form an arc and join metal components. Aluminum, cobalt, copper alloys, nickel alloys, steel, and titanium are some of the common metals that would fuse well through this method.
A rotating arc surrounding a group of stationary parts is used in orbital welding techniques. This technique produces a more consistent weld and is recognized for producing repeatable results.
Welding Fabrication and Capabilities
At Cenflex, we offer a wide array of welding and metal fabrication processes to adapt to the different needs of our clients. Our capabilities include the following:
- Materials: Our team can expertly work on different metals, such as specialty alloys, stainless steel, carbon steel, and more.
- Structural Shapes: We can fabricate custom metals in different shapes and sizes, delivering a wide range of high-quality metal parts — from angles and beams to tubes and channels.
- Services: We offer a comprehensive set of services for various welding and metal fabrication needs. We can also facilitate emergency repairs, laser cutting, and expansion joint services.
Quality Welding Services With Cenflex
Cenflex helps clients achieve quality, safe, and compliant metal fabricated parts for various applications and industries. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable employees trained to adhere to industry standards and follow through with our client’s requirements for quality and turnaround times.
We are your go-to expert for welding and fabrication services! Let us transform raw metals into custom parts and components for your next project.