Right Welding Service

Whether you run a large company or a small business, if you need a welding service to support the efficiency of your product then you may be wondering where to go to find expert welders.

Not only that, you need to know that the people you approach have knowledge of all the different welding techniques and what kind of jobs these are used for. The success of a weld depends very much on the knowledge and experience of the person doing the welding job and you need to be sure this person knows what they are doing.

So, how do you go about choosing a welding services company? You could select a name at random, call them and hope for the best, or you could try the old-fashioned method of word of mouth recommendation. The difficulty lies in knowing or not knowing how reputable that company is. Here are a few things that DK Welding Services say you should keep in mind when looking, which may help you to choose the best TIG welding services company for your needs.

What Job Do You Want Them To Do?

To access the correct welding services you need to have a clear idea of the task you need help with and you need to know how to give as much information about that task as you can. For example, say you need a steel stairway fabricating or, at the other end of the scale you need a welding job on a stainless steel or aluminium exhaust pipe on a vehicle. Not all steels and metals are the same so it goes without saying that welding different forms of metal need different techniques. There’s MIG and TIG welding and gas (oxy-acetylene) welding and each of these techniques can be used for different tasks depending on the kind of finish, strength or flexibility that is required. Here is a brief explanation of the different welding techniques to help you.

MIG Welding

Metal Inert Gas welding is used mainly for stainless steel, copper, aluminium and specialist alloys. It uses an inert gas called Argon and electricity to weld surfaces together and can be used for industrial or domestic tasks, small or large. This is because the welder can set the levels of power, speed and intensity depending on the thickness of the metal.

TIG Welding

Tungsten Inert Gas welding is used when a high level of precision is required for instance where very thin pieces of metal are to be welded together. TIG welding is ideal for jobs which need to look neat and where you don’t want to see large unsightly blobs of weld. It is used mainly for aluminium, titanium, stainless steel, copper, nickel and other special alloys – which would need to be first cleaned of impurities. With TIG welding the welder can more easily and precisely control the arc to ensure an even weld. This kind of precision welding takes more time so if speed is important, MIG welding may be the better option.

Gas Welding

Oxy-acetylene, or oxy-fuel welding is the type of thing most would picture if asked to describe welding. It is the most universally used technique in heavy industry such as engineering and automotive garages, in plumbing, fabrication and occasionally in artisan settings like a blacksmith shop. It uses a combination of oxygen and acetylene gas at a temperature of over 6000 degrees Fahrenheit to melt two metal surfaces in order to weld them together. Gas welding is very versatile and is also used for cutting, brazing, bending and forming. It is more suitable for outdoor work than MIG and TIG welding.

Whatever your welding job is, expert advice and assistance should be as standard when you’ve chosen the right welding company. If they’re vague on the details, you might wish to be wary of using their services.