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Process Control Solutions with Welding

by May 21, 2019Welding

Advancing technology has led to the need for more challenging welding services, such as creating weldments in ultra-tight spaces. Our metals and plastics facilities are always evolving and our expert team of welders is consistently adding skills to meet the growing demands of customers.

We assembled a new, free resource, Process Control Solutions with Welding, because working with a welding company can be a great solution when addressing challenges in your existing or upcoming production systems. Plastics and metal weldments can help your system perform consistently, with the flexibility of including sub-systems that are capable of multiple flow rates and pressures.

The resource features eight chapters that delve deep into which weldments will be the right choice for your next project and how partnering with a contract manufacturer can help you master process control solutions without adding unneeded expenses.

Here is a brief breakdown of each chapter:

Why is Contract Manufacturing Important?

A contract manufacturer can partner with your team on all aspects of production, including initial design engineering, evaluating space requirements and project specifications, and prototyping services for plastic and metal components to verify the work before moving to manufacturing and testing services. You won’t be concerned about hidden fees, overlap with other contractors or extra overhead costs.

Cost of Welding Services

When pricing welding services, there are three basic methods for estimating costs:

  • Cost per unit
  • Cost per length
  • Cost per weight

Which approach is used will depend on what type of welds are being performed, what type of materials are being welded and the scope of the overall services needed. Because the cost of welding services can vary depending on the time required for different processes, and the materials and equipment being used, it’s best to work with an organization like Axenics that specializes in providing cost-efficient and quality welding services.

Component Manufacturing

Many of our customer relationships began by manufacturing an individual component. Often, the customers return to us to help produce component manufacturing products. Exceptional customer service and delivering the highest quality products are key factors in building a lasting business relationship.

Axenics has a deep knowledge of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), a.k.a. Tungsten Inert Gas or TIG Welding. Production challenges solved with welding. Get the free guide here.

Advantages and Disadvantages of TIG Welding

Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG) offers a solution for welding critical joints, and for situations where small or exceptionally precise welds are required. It can be performed with a wide variety of metals, and, when done correctly, it produces a high-quality and high-purity weld compared with other joining processes, which is crucial in many applications. The price of TIG welding services is also usually quite affordable.

Although the cost of equipment and materials required for TIG welding are relatively affordable, the process must be performed by a skilled and experienced technician, which can result in higher labor costs.

Orbital Welding SolutionsOrbital Welding Solutions

Orbital welding is a highly-pure, contaminant-free and extremely-efficient welding solution for your stainless steel or precious metal products. It is used for many industries to join tubes, pipes, joints and more, performed by an orbital welding machine that can perform the same weld time and again. Precise, flawless, repeated welds is what you can expect when using an orbital welding machine operated by our team of experts.

What are Weld Production Tests?

Weld testing

We employ several non-destructive weld testing methods to make certain your welded components are free from any leaks or damage points. Weld testing to detect potential leaks is a vital step to keep costs under control, as man hours are saved when damage-free components are in place, and the cost of materials can be controlled by not having to re-purchase them once a leak has caused damage to the system.

Common testing methods include:

  • Visual weld testing
  • Hydrostatic testing
  • Helium leak testing

Plastics Welding FAQs

What are common uses for welded plastics?: Welded plastics have virtually thousands of uses. For example, you can utilize welds in the medical device or biochemical fields to transport gases and chemicals through small-to-large life-saving components. Using plastic welds avoids the complications that come with corroding metal components from the materials being transported.

Plastic Pipe Welding Materials

Plastic-welding solutions are generally performed using a polymer-based material. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a low-friction plastic that is easily formable and boasts great resistance to chemicals. It works well in varying temperature environments, making it a good choice for semiconductors. It is resilient, stable and features the ability to withstand exposure to harsh chemicals.

We’re confident this welding services resource will provide solutions to your welding pain points. Once you take a look, you’ll likely be ready to partner with a contract manufacturer like Axenics to take your next innovation from conception to commercialization.

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