Welding – What is it?

Welding is the process of melting metals or thermoplastics and adding a filler material to fill gaps and produce a secure coalescence between the original materials. Welding naturally produces a stronger bond than soldering or brazing because the original materials are melted and interact in a molten form to create a juncture that is nearly as strong (sometimes as strong or stronger than) the surrounding materials. Welding rods, wire, or sticks of differing materials act as fillers and/or catalysts in forming the bond.

Although welding is performed in a number of ways, in this commercial context we are concerned with the various types of electric arc and gas flame welding. These methods are simpler and less expensive than plasma, laser, ultra sound, forge, or pressure welding. For commercial and residential applications oxy-acetylene welding, shielded and non-shielded arc welding, MIG and TIG welding are sufficient to fabricate or repair common applications

A1 America’s handyman can provide various kinds of welding repairs for your home or office. Give us a call and we’ll be glad to help you with your welding repair needs.