Most people are probably not aware that welds can be different colors, let alone know whether that’s a good or a bad thing. Some of you may have seen a rainbow of welds either on TV shows or in real life, but aside from looking pretty cool, didn’t know how or why it happened. Of course, anyone familiar with welding and metal fabrication service knows all about it. Why Metals Change Color The short answer [...]
Welding pieces of metal together is meant to form a strong, permanent bond between the two metals. When welds are missing or defective, serious problems can arise that compromise an entire structure’s integrity. A skilled metal fabricator and welder is aware of the complex processes of bending, shaping, preparing, and joining, but we know that not all of our customers are up-to-speed on these details. Use this guide to help understand quality welding and why [...]
The simple definition of corrosion is a degradation of material resulting from a reaction to the material’s environment. NASA’s Corrosion Technology Laboratory estimates that corrosion costs businesses as much as $276 billion every year! Along with metal, materials like plastics, ceramics, and composites can suffer from the effects of corrosion as well. Smart business owners know that preventing this type of degradation is far better than engaging with a welding repair professional to fix problems [...]
Many people considering custom metalwork may not understand all the terminology that the experts use to describe processes and procedures. We think that happy customers are only possible with great communication, which means explaining some important points so you can have the right expectations for your project. The words welding and fabrication are often used interchangeably, and while you’ll often find metal fabricators in a welding shop and vice versa, they are not quite the [...]
Most people probably think of welding as a singular process of joining metal together, but those in the industry know better. Welding can be done using several different methods, each with its pros and cons. Generally speaking, the process is chosen based on the metals being joined and the type of project being completed. Today, we’ll take a look at two of the most common welding methods, TIG welding and MIG welding, to see how [...]
Choosing the right welding fabrication shop is one of the most important steps for making sure your project is successful. You want to be sure that the shop you’ve chosen not only has the capability to complete your order, but also the experience to make sure the results meet your expectations. Before settling on a shop, make sure you’ve checked these four considerations. 1. Communication & Understanding Metal welding and fabrication shops are often [...]
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