Sheet Metal & TIG & MIG Welding Services

Sheet Welding Solutions

TIG & MIG Welding Services

AccraFab utilizes advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment to provide versatile tungsten inert gas or TIG, and metal inert gas, known as MIG, welding services. AccraFab is able to work with small, thin materials as well as thicker materials in order to offer parts for assemblies across a number of applications.

Accra-Fab specializes in using multiple types of adhesives for bonding, the most common being a 2-part epoxy agent. When the adhesive is applied to the heat sink, it will be mounted to a plate that will eventually get installed into various aerospace assemblies. The epoxy resin provides higher strength, fatigue resistance, and temperature resistance when welding, and hardware cannot be used for assembling pieces together.

Our sheet metal welding services include TIG, MIG, stud, and spot welding in addition to our various other manufacturing solutions.

Manufacturing Services

In addition to sheet metal, TIG, and MIG welding services, our advanced equipment allows us to offer various other types of metal fabrication services and machining services. Our machines include the abilities to:

Fabrication Facilities For TIG & MIG Welding Services

Our ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C certified facilities hold the extensive technology and expert professionals needed for high-quality sheet metal fabrication and machining. We serve many industries including:

Our advanced manufacturing capabilities provide the best services per individual application. We are a 1-hour flight to Puget Sound which has over 20 daily departures. Additionally, we are only a 5-hour drive to Puget Sound Freeway via I-90 which is serviced by over 200 trucking companies. Our ease of access to the interstate and our award-winning manufacturing capabilities make AccraFab an ideal location for your contract manufacturing needs.

Common Questions About Sheet Metal Welding

What is TIG Welding & MIG Welding?

TIG Welding Distinctives

TIG welding uses a tungsten electrode with heat being delivered from the electricity for welding. TIG is often used when details are of high importance as it produces very clean welds, even in tricky applications.

This highly versatile method provides superior results with a nice finished look. In comparison to MIG, TIG welding is a slower process, but the final products are of higher precision.

The process of MIG welding uses a continuous solid wire electrode that is fed through a gun with an electrically charged tip. The heat created through this is used to melt the wire and create a weld puddle which fuses the pieces together. Products manufactured through MIG are of high strength and quality.

MIG Welding Distinctives

MIG is used for thicker pieces as it can effectively fuse pieces together without heating them all the way through. It can also be used for parts that do not fit closely together. With high productivity and low cost, industrial projects with high production rates benefit the most from MIG welding.

MIG welding should be used for applications in which appearance is not important because of the spatter during the welding process. Materials of all sizes can be welded through the MIG method, which includes stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, nickel, aluminum, and bronze.

AccraFab’s material welding capabilities include stainless steel, aluminum, and CRS, with handling limits being 250 lbs. (or palletized).

When Should You Use Stud Welding and Spot Welding?

Stud welding is a one-step process utilizing what is known as a weld stud. These studs can be used across a variety of applications and come in many forms, such as threaded, tapped, and more. Stud welding provides a strong, permanent bond between a weld stud and a piece of metal.

This method can be used when the two parts are made of different materials, which can be brass and steel, steel and copper, and other similar pairings. Stud welding is often used on thick or rough base metals to weld a large diameter fastener.

Spot welding is a process that uses heat generated by the material’s resistance to an electric current while applying pressure. This method is used to join electrically conductive sheet metal, such as stainless steel, titanium, and nickel alloys. It is also used for wire mesh and welded wire mesh.

Spot welding is a quick process that does not require any filler and is also economical, consistent, and efficient.

At AccraFab, we utilize stainless steel, CRS, and aluminum. To find out the best method for your specific project or application, speak with one of our experts today!