Onsite Welding and Fabrication
Done-Right Services offers onsite welding and fabrication. The majority of people know what welding consists of but are not very clear when it comes to fabrication. Welding and fabrication are in-fact related fields but are not one and the same as some may believe. Fabrication is the process of designing and creating a product and welding is a task that occurs during the fabrication process. Let’s explore these two very similar trades, how they are related to each other, and how Done-Right Services onsite welding and fabrication can save your company days of downtime.
What is Welding?
Welding fuses two similarly composed materials together using heat and pressure by way of bending and assembling them. When the parts cool, a joint is formed, called a weldment. This process is most often considered for metals but is also used on glass, thermoplastics, and even wood. Other methods used to weld materials together are pressing or hammering. There are many different types of welding. These are known as stick welding, MIG welding, TIG welding, Plasma Arc welding, Electron Beam Welding, Laser welding, Gas tungsten arc welding, and Oxy-fuel welding.
Stick Welding aka Shielded Metal Arc Welding
is a manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode covered with a flux to lay the weld.
MIG Welding aka GMAW Welding
MIG stands for metal inert gas but its technical name is Gas Metal Arc Welding (or GMAW). It’s also known as wire welding. During the MIG welding process, a continuous solid wire electrode fed through a welding gun and into a weld pool joining the two base materials together.
TIG Welding or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Gas tungsten arc welding, aka tungsten inert gas welding, is an arc welding process that requires a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld.
Plasma Arc Welding
Plasma arc welding is very similar to TIG welding in that it is an arc welding process. The arc is formed between a pointed tungsten electrode and the pieces. The difference is the positioning of the electrode within the body of the torch.
Electron Beam Welding
This welding process is a fusion welding process in which a beam of high-velocity electrons joins the two pieces. The kinetic energy of the electrons is transformed into heat upon impact as the pieces melt and flow together.
Laser beam welding is used on metals and thermoplastics by joining them together by the use of a laser. This intense heat source allows for narrow, deep welds and high welding rates.
Oxy-fuel welding use fuel gases and oxygen to weld or cut metals.
What is Fabrication?
Fabrication is the process that creates something from scratch by using raw or semi-finished materials. Metal fabrication uses many different processes to achieve its goal. Processes like die-cutting, finishing, hydroforming, roll forming, shrinking, spinning, stamping, and stretching are used. It begins with planning, design, and layout and converts raw materials into final products. Specialty techniques include brazing, casting, drawing, forging, punching, shearing, spinning, and welding, electrical and hydraulic services.
We Do Both Welding and Fabrication Right, Onsite!
Done-Right Services offers your company onsite welding and fabrication, equipment, and structural welding and repairs. We service all vehicles and equipment in the Windsor and Chatham, Ontario areas. Available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week for onsite roadside assistance, diagnostics, programming, repairs, and towing services. We offer Ministry of Transportation out of service repairs (Scales & Roadside) and same-day service and are an ARI Approved vendor. Contact Done Right Services today to explore their many options that could be right for your company.
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