Welding Myths Part 2: If it’s metal, I can weld it

This misconception about welding comes up far more often than I’d like.  An engineer calls in a rush to get a prototype stainless steel part welded.  To save time and cost, he had the parts made from free machining material.  Frantic on the phone, the conversation generally goes something like this:

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Welding Myths Part 1: Welding will distort my part

There are lots of misconceptions about welding that keep it off a designer’s list of preferred joining methods. Over a couple of blog posts, I’ll debunk a few of the most common myths and explain why they aren’t accurate.

I hear this one all the time: “Welding is going to distort my part so that it will be unusable!”  

While there is a relatively large kernel of truth to this statement, the fact is that welding can be, and often is, a highly controllable and consequently, repeatable process.  Therefore, concerns about distortion can be factored in from the design phase and become a non-issue in production. 

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Joining Technologies named one of Murphy’s Monday Manufacturers

U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy of Connecticut has named Joining Technologies in East Granby, CT as one of Murphy’s Monday Manufacturers.

Murphy’s Monday Manufacturers “recognize the best and brightest of manufacturing in our state,” the Senator said.

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Go On. Give Us a Good Challenge!

Got a project with technically challenging requirements? That’s just the type of project Joining Technologies specializes in.

For example, JT won a contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to design, manufacture and deliver a series of on-board battery power systems.

These systems support the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. Joining Technologies leveraged its expertise in metallurgy, laser welding, machining and supply chain management to deliver the first prototypes to the Navy in 2016.

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