The hydrogen fuel cell market has a 34.3% compound annual growth rate, according to Market Insights Reports, reaching $5.925 billion by 2025, up from $1.82 billion in 2019. Hydrogen fuel cells are the future, with more vehicles - from garbage trucks to yachts -...
It’s often said that metal tube bending is both an art and a science. Finding success within art and science typically involves trial and error before accomplishment. Here are some common tube bending challenges – and tube bending solutions for success. Springback ...
We’re often asked “How much does welding cost” with regards to component manufacturing. There are several considerations that account for the cost of welding services, and it makes good business sense to do your due diligence when investing in outsourced welding...
Orbital Welding Ideal for Metals Manufacturing
Orbital welding is the ideal solution for many of your custom metal fabrication projects. Axenics’ remains an industry leader in metals manufacturing for more than 35 years. Our in-house orbital welding procedures advance regularly, as we currently use some automation combined with human expertise to perfect weldments.
The metal advantages
Stainless steel maintains its popularity across a wide range of industries, because of its highly corrosion-resistant properties, in addition to the ability to withstand long-term exposure to the environment. Many metals are extremely heat resistant, meaning they have a higher melting point than some thermoplastics and maintain their structural integrity under high temperatures for longer periods than plastics.
Conserve Your Resources. Download the Free Welding Guide with Lots of Time- and Money-Savers.
Metals are tougher and more durable than many plastics making them the better option for structural purposes. Metal properties allow for easier fabrication, creating more opportunities for changing the structure and design of the material. Metals also offer a cost-effective solution for long-term projects or projects with a high volume of component fabrication.
We provide metal manufacturing and assembly services for customers in the medical device manufacturing as well as industries such as alternative energy, life sciences, chemical manufacturing and semiconductor manufacturing. Commonalities of all those industries include:
- The need for precision-welded components
- Time-saving techniques and efficiencies
- Flawless welds for assemblies and sub-assemblies
- Contamination-free results for OEM products
Orbital welding meets those criteria. It’s the best solution for our customers that produce large quantities of diagnostic equipment and medical instruments. Orbital welding results in unmatched identical, repeatable welds. The automated process we use guarantees your weldments are free from craters, sugaring or gaps.
Our clients demand components free from contaminants, therefore much of our orbital welding happens in a Class 100 cleanroom, keeping dirt, dust and other particles out of the environment and the components.
Technology dictates custom metal fabrication solutions
Technological advances often means smaller components for mini devices used in semiconductors or life-saving equipment. That means automated processes like orbital welding are not the best solution for producing these components with hard-to-reach spaces.
A human being performs the most-accurate, challenging and difficult-to-reach welds. We prefer gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) a.k.a. TIG welding for those situations. It’s a repeatable, refined welding process for precision fabrications with miniscule welds.
We’ll assist your decision whether metals or thermoplastics are best for your project in order to keep your product yield high while maintaining a competitive pricing structure.
Conserve Your Resources. Free Welding Guide has Lots of Time- and Money-Savers.
Many journeyperson welders consider argon the perfect shielding gas for precision welding and fabrication. Axenics utilizes 99.9% pure argon for tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding for customers that require high-purity welds for their liquid and gas transfer systems...
Choosing whether metal or thermoplastic materials are the ideal solution for your components depends on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: the uses of the components; how the components are fabricated; your budget; and whether material appearance...