(Tungsten Inert Gas) – Precision welding with minimal cleanup required, often clients will leave the weld unground to enhance the visual presentation of the piece as it is a very fine weld pattern. Typically a more controlled weld. Primarily used for stainless steel and aluminum, it is also well suited to work with steel.
(Metal Inert Gas) – A quicker and more efficient welding method with less cleanup than with “stick” (SMAW) welding, it is a great general purpose weld for structural and non-structural items. The weld is normally ground off to present a flat joint or desirable contour.
Generally called “stick” welding, arc welding, or manual metal arc welding. It is ideal for outdoor welding where structural strength is priority.
WATER JET CUTTING
Water jet cutting is used on a wide variety of materials, often for the fabrication of machine parts. This process uses a very high-pressure jet of water, or a mixture of water and an abrasive substance.
Using a high-powered laser to cut materials, leaving a high-quality finish to the new edge. Laser cutters are used to cut sheet material, structural and piping materials.
Bending is a manufacturing process that produces a shape along a straight axis in sheet metal and similar materials and is often used to create products like boxes, electrical enclosures, and ductwork.
Used to cut a desired shape by the controlled removal of unnecessary pieces, machining is used with many metal products as well as with wood, plastics and other materials.