Services & Capabilities
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FOR THOSE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE ABOVE PROCESSES
SPOT WELDING – The joining of two pieces of metal, side by side using tungsten welding rod, an arc welding and gases. Difference between Spot and Mig welding is Spot welding is just that. A small spot of weld is placed on each end to be joined and it is joined with the tungsten rod. With Mig welding, the two end are fused together with a matching alloy of welding rod.
CUTTING – There are several types of cutting.
Band Saw cutting – A very thin and narrow blade circles inside the band saw very quickly causing the teeth of the blade to rapidly cut through the material.
Cold Saw cutting – This process is best for tubing and bar stock. Clean cuts with a little deburring. Good for 90 degree and various mitered cuts.
PLASMA cutting– A different form of torch cutting. Plasma cutting gives a smoother cut than standard torch cutting. Both use heat and gases to create the intense heat required to cut through the metal.
MILLING – The process of removing small pieces of metal in order to obtain a particular shape in the metal. Depending on the type of cutter used, different shapes can be achieved.
Example would be a square hole in a piece of bar stock.
ANTIQUE, PEWTER AND ETCHED FINISHES – Acids, heat and moisture are used to chemically changed the color of the metal. Antiqued finishes usually have vertical or horizontal grain lines in it whereas a Pewter and Etched finishes will be more splotchy.
These are the most difficult finishes as we only have certain controls over all the elements involved. No two pieces will ever be identical