Dedicated stainless steel room enhances welding shops’ TIG results

Dedicated stainless steel room enhances welding shops’ TIG results

Badger Sheet Metal Works excels at a variety of welding techniques

Welding shops that feature a dedicated space for their stainless steel operations are able to generate superior TIG welding results than their counterparts. Badger Sheet Metal Works stands out from most custom metal fabrication companies in that its stainless steel room provides the ideal environment for superior weld quality.

TIG welding accounts for approximately 90 percent of the welding performed in our stainless steel room. TIG welding uses long rods to fuse two metals together. It is a slower process than MIG welding, and one that welding shops like ours use for detailed work.

Our confined, stainless steel space provides the environment needed for a cleaner, smoother weld that can be performed on light-gauge material down to 20 gauge and up to one-quarter inch. MIG welding is used by welding shops for most carbon materials. MIG welding can fuse thicker metal pieces together without heating them all the way through as a result of the wire feeds acting as filler material.

Welding shops use pulse welding when dealing with thinner metals

We consider pulse welding to be the welding shop version of spray art. This technique uses welding current that constantly changes from high amperage to low current, and then back through that cycle again. This allows our welders to work with thinner metals and those that are highly heat conducive without burning through them.

There are several reasons to control the pulse frequency, with higher pulse settings per second more common when working with thicker metals and lower pulse settings more common for thinner metals. A TIG welding foot pedal that controls the pulse frequency creates a more artistic touch that takes more skill to achieve.

Welding shops such as Badger Sheet Metal Works uses pulse welding for many of the larger projects in our carbon area. Our highly trained welders have the expertise to perform high-quality work for a variety of custom metal fabrication projects.

About Badger Sheet Metal Works

Badger Sheet Metal Works is a custom and OEM metal fabrication partner for a wide range of industries including food and dairy, mining, petroleum, material handling, medical and pharmaceutical. The company employs approximately 100 people in a custom-designed plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The facility includes a 70-by-320-foot main assembly bay with four crane rails featuring a total lifting capacity of 30 tons and a 22-foot under-hook height.

For more information about Badger Sheet Metal Works’ custom fabrication capabilities, call Kenny Coe, director of sales, at (920) 435-8881, or visit https://bsmw.com/.

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