Southern Spring and Stamping, Inc. manufactures springs, stampings, sheet metal and machining with various manufacturing methods. With our years of expertise and knowledge in the field, we have honed our skills and become the top provider of turnkey solutions for precision springs and stampings. One of the fabrication processes we offer is welding.
Our in-house facility is fully equipped with cutting-edge equipment, allowing us to create specialized parts using our welding services. Additionally, we have background knowledge in different industries, enabling us to utilize the proper technique to meet your project’s specifications and requirements.
What is Welding?
Welding is a widely used fabrication method that joins two metals using heat, pressure, or a combination of both. Once the welded part cools down, a strong bond holds the two pieces together. This process is used in many industries for various applications, including fabricating sheet metal parts and more.
The parent material is the parts that will be joined, while the filler or consumable is the material used to join or fuse the parent materials. Most of the time, consumables with the same composition as the parent material are used. Sometimes, different consumables with different compositions are used for special cases, such as brittle cast irons.
Types of Welding Available
Different types of welding are used due to their varying techniques and applications. These types are as follows:
- Stick welding: Also known as Shielded Metal, this process is the most affordable option and employs rods or sticks. The stick is composed of consumables and flux. Flux enables the welding process while protecting the weld.
- MIG welding: Also referred to as Gas Metal, this process utilizes a welding gun where an electrode wire passes. It produces an electric arc, creating the heat required for welding. A shielding gas is created during the process, which protects the weld. It’s an efficient and easy technique used in numerous industries.
- TIG welding: Its full name is Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, and it uses a non-consumable electrode comprising tungsten to produce the arc. It creates cleaner, smoother, and superior results, making it the most popular type of welding.
- Robotic Welding: This type is specially designed for welding large batches of items. It uses a robotic arm, which works with the help of an automated system, to weld parts and components together easily and efficiently. This process is particularly beneficial for saving time and money.
- Laser Welding: Laser welding uses a laser beam to create the required heat, providing greater accuracy. It can be used for thin materials and is also effective on heavy metals. It is often used in the medical, aerospace, and automotive industries.
Choosing the proper process will ensure quality products with more robust fused parts. We combine MIG and TIG welding to manufacture quality results, especially for specialized parts that require higher tension and stress.
Common Applications of Welding
Welding is used in a wide range of sectors for various applications. It can be used to create metal components and other structures. Additionally, it’s also used for repairing equipment or reconstructing obsolete parts.
Other applications are as follows:
- Aerospace and automotive industries
- Sheet metal fabrication
- Construction industries
- Auto body repairs
- Joining ferrous and non-ferrous metals
- Industrial piping
- Springs and wire forms
With years of unparalleled skills and expertise, our expert welders can provide you with the best results, no matter what type of welding project you may have.
Trust Southern Spring and Stamping, Inc. for Your Welding Needs
We can produce industrial-grade parts and components that undergo quality control with top-tier capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment. We strive to deliver customer success, which is possible through our reliable services and exceptional customer support.
Contact us today to learn more about our welding services and how we can develop solutions for your varying projects. You may also request a quote, and we can send some estimates that won’t break the bank. We look forward to hearing from you soon!