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5 steps to finding the best welding services for your business

Posted by IndustryNet on Monday, August 28, 2017

100000096welderbrightAccording to IndustryNet, there are 3,552 companies that provide welding services in the U.S. These employ 43,686 individuals nationally - a 7.85% increase in employment over the previous year. Sales in the industry topped $47 billion last year alone. The U.S. Department of Labor and Industry, Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that welding often includes ancillary services such as cutting, soldering, and brazing.

Welds and the types of materials to be welded vary from job to job. And different welding services have different specialities and skills Evaluate your finished product requirements to choose the welding services that meets those needs. Here are some items to consider when preparing to choose a welder:

1. Leveling and kitting

Arc welding -- the process of using electricity to melt two metals together -- is a fairly common form of welding. Tulsa Metal Welding in Oklahoma takes welding one step further. Their precision rollers ensure that each part is fully level and ready to be boxed into pre-packaged kits for immediate use on your project.

2. Drawings to delivery

If you have a concept for a finished product, but no in-house design engineers, turn to Young's Welding, Inc. in Chanute, Kansas. Young's performs custom welds from drawings, sketches, or CAD designs. Contractors requiring powder coating for their parts can also rely on Young's to perform quality work on that portion of the project as well.

3. Multiple processes

Some projects require multiple services. CNC - computer numerically controlled - laser cutting, punching, and forming are a handful of the services ADM Metal Fabrication in Nutley, New Jersey provides its customers in addition to hardware inserting, saw cutting, milling, and rolling. ADM is also versatile with the verieties of material with which it can work, being equally adept at welding sheet and structural steel.

4. Microscopic precisionsjti

Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. in Machesney Park, Illinois utilizes lasers to cut, weld, and etch metals to meet your project needs. Laser technology enables Superior Joining to perform micro-welds with a beam of light only one nanometer wide. Laser welding is ideally suited for pure metals such as gold, silver, and platinum as well as alloys such as brass and stainless steel.

5. Mig, Tig, or arc

Many welding companies specialize in either Mig and Tig welding or arc welding. Mig and Tig welding require inert gases to complete the welding process, rather than the simpler electrodes of arc welding. Regardless of which type of weld is required for your project, Bulaw Welding in Itasca, Illinois has been working with advanced methods since before World War II.

For more information

IndustryNet, the nation’s leading industrial marketplace, is a single resource that connects industrial buyers with suppliers. To connect with welding companies near you, as well as with 400,000+ U.S. industrial suppliers, please visit IndustryNet. Obtain a quote, download catalogs, connect on social media, pinpoint a company's location, and more, all on IndustryNet. For more information start your free search today.

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