Are metal welding costs draining your fabrication project’s budget? It’s possible that your fabrication partner isn’t doing everything possible to optimize their welding processes and find ways to minimize your expenses. It’s a difficult balancing act. After all, the end product’s structure and safety is dependent on the strength of the welds. Any welding defects will result in additional costs for your business. Check in with your metal fabrication partner to find out if they offer any of the following welding solutions to drive down your project costs (without sacrificing quality).
There’s a wide variety of metal fabrication projects that require welded parts. We understand that welding is a crucial aspect of the manufacturing process, but with so many different methods, it can be hard to understand the difference or determine which method is best.
Many people ask, “What’s the difference between MIG and TIG welding?” The two processes do have some aspects in common. Both processes use electrical arcs to produce heat and join metallic objects and both processes incorporate an inert gas mixture to prevent corrosion of welding electrode. Whether you’re unfamiliar or just need a quick review, read on for the differences between MIG welding and TIG welding.
Robotic welding is a great way to create better quality welds at a faster rate than traditional welding. Over time, it can even reduce the costs of welding operations. Shops with high volume and low variation in their welding processes will benefit greatly from automation. Smaller shops with more variation in their projects can also benefit from robotic welding, but extra planning will be required. Both types of shops can use robotic welding to improve efficiency. In order to optimize your robotic welding processes, there are a few things you should take into consideration. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most important best practices to ensure that your robotic welding processes operate as smoothly as possible.
Certified Weld Inspectors are an incredibly useful and valuable asset for metal fabricators. Their presence is quite beneficial for any company hiring the fabricators that bring them on board. As you may know, welding is one of the most complex services within the metal fabrication industry. The outcome of every welding project is highly dependent upon individual welder skill. Certified weld inspectors (CWIs) undergo specialized training and certification, helping them to offer a master's depth of welding expertise. There's no doubt that CWIs help to uphold greater levels of consistency and quality to the welding departments they oversee. This blog post provides a brief overview of the main benefits of working with a metal fabrication company that employs certified weld inspectors.
Many beer fans might assume that beer tanks are coming out of some factory or huge company (or they may not even think about it all). However, the truth is much more interesting. Here in Connecticut, as a premier metal fabrication company, we have worked to service the demand for malt/beer tanks that are better welded for brewing than the typical options on the market.
For many breweries, a tank is a tank. Many tanks are stainless steel cylinders with cone shaped bottoms, imported cheaply from China; yet, there's growing demand from some brewers who want to go above and beyond the typical brewing fare.
At CAMM Metals, we're proud to have worked on the construction of a malt/beer tank. Our beer tank project required us to use every skill, tool, and technique at our disposal. From the start, the project required 3D Engineering, Waterjet Cutting, Sawcutting, CNC Machining, Bending and Rolling, Welding and Weld Inspection, Assembly and Finishing.
Continue reading to learn about the processes involved in the custom creation of a malt/beer tank and be sure to check our blog frequently for more project spotlights!