We have strengthened our arc welding capability as part of our suite of market leading welding solutions, with a new workshop and all new equipment. We are a full capability welding specialist committed to the highest weld quality – meeting the needs of complex projects in the aerospace, defence, nuclear, medical equipment, and with approvals from the most demanding OEMs.
We have extensive in-house facilities including X-ray, Penetrant, Vacuum leak and Pressure testing plus a material section and test laboratory.
Our highly trained staff and accredited staff and an unbroken trading history going back to 1966 tells of our experience.
Your welding solutions come with professional advice to help you choose the right method for your project, design support if required, and technical support from some of the industry’s most experienced welding engineers backed by membership of TWI (The Welding Institute).
What Is Arc Welding?
Arc welding uses electrodes and a DC or AC electrical current to generate an electric arc which creates the heat required to melt the material at the join between two metal components. For all but the thinnest materials filler wire is used to build the joint between parts.
Arc welding is extremely versatile, with widespread use in the manufacturing of metal components.
We have installed Modern Arc welding machines, which have computer based controls and feedback systems ensuring repeatability, including elements such as purge gas flow and integrated filler wire feed rate.
Arc welding encompasses several variations and sub- processes, which means it can be tailored to the needs of specific applications. Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), or Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is a precision form of arc welding using non-consumable tungsten electrodes and an inert gas (usually helium or argon) to shield the weld area from oxidation.
Our equipment can also be used for metal build-up, often applying layers of high corrosion or high wear resistant materials to a low cost base material, or for component salvage
Other forms of arc welding use consumable electrodes – the most common being stick welding, or Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), as well as specialist forms of arc welding developed for different substrates and production environments.
Flexible Welding Solutions
At Electron Beam Processes we are recognised as one of Europe’s leading EB welding providers, with over 50 years’ experience in the field. However, we also offer a range of other services for our clients, including arc welding, non-destructive testing and design consultancy. Our overriding goal is to provide the most appropriate services to deliver the best results for our customers on each project. Call us for more information.
Our approach to joint design, welding methodology and assembly is explained in greater depth in our Best Practice Guide; a free e-book you can download by clicking here.