Welding is a tried and true method of sheet metal fabrication. There are many reasons we weld our clients’ products, but CEL works hard to limit our welding jobs. The reason? Welding takes time. Although it is sometimes necessary, forming a product using many welded joints takes significantly more time that using some of our other tools to shape the sheet metal. In some cases, it is a matter of forming better products by choosing not to weld. Fabrication of sheet metal is CEL’s specialty. We understand the need to make quality products for a reasonable price and within the shortest possible time line.
The method of welding metal in the fabrication of sheet metal has a long history in the industry. The process of welding joins two or more pieces of metal by melting the sheet metal and a second, filler material (forming a welding pool). The melted workpieces in conjunction with the filler cool together to form a strong hold. Welding as we know it today has not existed for long. Before recent history, the kind of welding that was used was the type blacksmiths used to fabricate metal objects. This is called forge welding. Current welding techniques were used and advanced during the first half of the 20th century during World Wars I and II.
CEL is able to weld both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Ferrous metals are those that contain iron. Conversely, non-ferrous materials do not contain a significant amount of iron. These metals are treated differently and thus require different welding methods.
From design to manufacture, we have the expertise you need to complete your desired product. Our client services are unmatched by our competition. Since 1995, we have been offering our services to the people and business in the Puget Sound area. In that time, we have grown to offer the latest, most technical services the sheet metal fabrication industry can provide. To schedule a consultation or to find out more about what we can offer you, call toll free at 800-235-2595.