Welding Services

Welding

Vulcan Industries Corporation specializes in welding services that include automated robotic MIG welding, resistance welding, TIG welding, laser welding, and spot welding. A key benefit of robotic welding ability is the elimination of subsequent assembly operations, which reduces assembly time and increases efficiency.

Our industrial welding services are geared towards volume production and support the supply of complete assemblies.

Robotic Welding Services

Since our primary focus is to support our metal stamping and tube forming divisions, our welding facilities are highly automated. This approach ensures consistent quality and short lead times.

At Vulcan Industries, we primarily engage in four welding techniques:

  • MIG (metal inert gas welding): Also known as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), MIG uses an inert shielding gas to protect the weld from inclusions and contamination. This produces a clean, high-quality weld.

    MIG uses a DC voltage fed through a continuous wire electrode. The weld bead is uniform and there is no slag to worry about, which produces long, continuous welds. MIG welding can be used to weld carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum and even dissimilar materials. MIG welding is ideally suited to robotic welding.
Fuel Delivery Prototyped, Welding & Assembly
Fuel Delivery Prototyped, Welding & Assembly
  • TIG (tungsten inert gas welding): Also known as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), TIG welding uses a tungsten electrode and a hand-held filler rod. The weld is shielded by an inert gas such as helium or argon.

    Although slower than MIG welding, it is ideal for precise welding of thin-gauge metals. There is no slag or splatter, welds are high quality, and the limited heat input reduces distortion. The welding current may be AC or DC depending upon the application.

  • Resistance welding: In resistance welding, two parts are firmly held together by two electrodes while low voltage AC current is passed between the electrodes. The resulting high current melts the metal between the electrodes, welding the two parts together.

    Resistance welding is also known as spot welding or projection welding. The process is simple, easy to control and requires no consumable electrodes or flux. It does not form a continuous weld.

  • Stainless steel welding: There are several types of stainless steel including austenitic, ferritic, martensitic and austenitic-ferritic duplex steel. Weldability of these steels varies.

    It is essential the right process is chosen to ensure that corrosion resistance and physical strength of the stainless steel is not affected. Welding processes used include MIG, TIG and resistance welding. Vulcan Industries is one of few companies with the ability to perform high-quality, production-orientated stainless steel welding.

Welded Metal Assembly
Welded Metal Assembly

Why Vulcan Industries?

We provide a wide variety of technical services (such as high-quality, production-orientated stainless steel welding), that many other companies do not offer.

Our extensive experience with a number of different metals and processes allow us to take on tough challenges that other companies shy away from.

When it comes to quality and customer service, we hold ourselves to a standard above and beyond what most customers require.

At Vulcan Industries, we excel at delivering consistency, reliability and unparalleled customer support to high volume manufacturers. Contact us today to reduce your costs and shorten your lead times.

Vulcan Industries Corporation
Vulcan Industries Corporation

Industries we specialize in

Vulcan Industries supplies parts and assemblies for a wide range of original equipment manufacturers within the vehicle, electrical component, medical equipment and recreational equipment manufacturing industries.

Capacity to Work with a Wide Range of Materials

We have the capability to work with a wide range of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and alloys. Our finishes include power coating, chrome plating and polished stainless steel.

Examples of welded components include:

  • Power train components: Stamped and welded power transmission components
  • Vehicle seating: Back Rests and mounting brackets for motorcycle OEMs
  • Electrical equipment: Fueling assemblies for vehicles and other electrical components
  • Medical utensils: High-quality stainless steel utensils
  • Cosmetic parts: Chromed and polished stainless steel components for various applications

Commitment to Short Lead Times

While we are committed to short order lead times, this is dependent on part complexity, the number of operations and order volume.

When fabricating a complete module or component, we take into account the availability of external components. In these situations, we prefer to source all external components ourselves as this helps ensure fast delivery.

Our typical lead time varies from one to two days for simple parts to a maximum of two weeks for complex assemblies. Once we have committed to a specific delivery date, we will we meet that date.

Rigid Testing Procedures

Because it is essential that welds don't fail, our ISO 9001:2008 approved quality management system incorporates a full range of weld integrity testing. Apart from tests to meet our own internal quality management requirements, we incorporate additional testing specified by customers.

We perform both destructive and non-destructive testing. Non-destructive testing can be performed on every part. Additionally, we will destructively test an agreed number of samples from every batch.

Standard non-destructive tests include:

  • Visual inspection: Appearance and measurement of weld dimensions.
  • Dye penetrant test: A penetrating dye is applied to the weld to reveal discontinuities, defects and cracks.
  • Magnetic particle test: A similar test that can be used on magnetic material to detect cracks, inclusions, lack of fusion or porosity.

Destructive testing includes:

  • Section grind: Welding is inspected by grinding back the material to ensure proper weld penetration.
  • Acid etch test: The weld is cross-sectioned and an acidic etching solution is applied to check for imperfections and penetration.
  • Mechanical strength: The force required to break the weld is measured.
Recreational Vehicle Prototyped, Welded and Assembly
Recreational Vehicle Prototyped, Welded and Assembly

Certifications

All of our welders are fully certified according to industry standards. Additionally, every two years, we require that each welder performs a manual welding test for recertification.

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Schedule a free consultation with one of our design experts and let’s talk about how we can identify ways to improve processes, reduce waste and reduce your overall costs.

Ready to get started? Call Vulcan Industries today at 262-253-5420 or send an email!