It's important to choose the right custom welding service if you have welding work that you need to have carried out for your industrial operation. There are numerous considerations you should go over in detail with custom welders in your area before making a decision on who you want to work with.
The following are five important considerations when choosing a custom welding service to partner with your industrial operation.
Details of the design
Working out the details of your design(s) before discussing your project is important. You should work out specifications, such as tolerances and material thicknesses. It's important to have the dimensions including the resulting length, height, and width of your design worked out.
Be sure to review your design for accuracy before finalizing it and meeting with welders. Making changes to your design later on can slow your project down and increase costs. A lack of precision in the design stage can also lead you to make the wrong decision when choosing the right custom welding service.
Type of welding
If you're picking out a custom welder, it's important to have an understanding of the different types of welding. You'll need to know which welding type you need for your project.
The most common types of welding are metal inert gas, tungsten inert gas, shielded metal arc, and oxy-acetylene welding. For even more elaborate projects, you might need engine-driven welding. Make sure you discuss exactly which type(s) of welding you need for your project with custom welders.
The material(s) you will need your custom welding service to work with is another essential consideration. Numerous types of metal can be used in welding including stainless steel, steel, titanium, aluminum, and copper.
Review available materials and discuss which material option will be best for your project with your custom welding service. You should also figure out the cost of acquiring needed materials through various welding services you're considering partnering with for your project.
Location for the welding work
Consider whether you want your custom welding work to take place at your own facility or off-site at the facility of your custom welder. One important decision when deciding where work should take place is the power supply for the project.
Machinery used for welding can have high voltage requirements. You need to make sure that you can meet this requirement at your facility before deciding to have custom welding work carried out there.
You will also of course need to discuss scheduling for the custom welding work you envision for your industrial operation. Consider when the work should take place and the deadline you want to meet for the project. You should then find a custom welding service able to meet your scheduling specifications.