Welding is a technique that is used to combine metal pieces. It is most commonly used in metal fabrication processes but can also be used to weld metal pipes together, to weld pieces of metal together during construction or when building cars. If you are looking to hire a welder, there are many important questions to ask. You always want to ask about the welder's training, certifications and insurance. However, there are a few other questions that should be asked that are typically overlooked. Here are three of those questions.
What Welding Techniques Are You Skilled In?
There are many different techniques used in welding. There is arc welding, metal inert welding, gas metal welding and flux-cored welding, just to name a few. Every welding technique has its own advantages and disadvantages, and each may be used for different types of metals and projects. When you are looking to hire a welder, always ask them what welding techniques they are skilled in performing. Then research those techniques and find out if they are best suited for your project. Always find a welder who is knowledgeable in the welding techniques that are ideal for the type of metal and weld you need for your metal fabrication needs.
What Types of Metals Do You Typically Weld?
Another important question to ask a welder before you hire them is what types of metal they typically work with. Different types of metal are not the same to work with. For example, aluminum heats up faster than steel does. If a welder hasn't worked with aluminum, they may not realize how fast it heats up and melt off more of the metal than they intended. On the other hand, iron has less give, even when heated, making it hard to work with. You need to find a welder who has experience working with the type of metal you plan to use for your project.
Do You Guarantee Your Work?
Lastly, be sure to ask a welding service if they guarantee their work. A welder should always guarantee that the welds they make will hold up for a period of time. The length of the guarantee will vary based on the weight of the metal, the type of metal, and how the item will be used. But always look for a welder who offers a warranty that is reasonable for the item that you are having welded.
Knowing what questions to ask can help you find the welder who is best suited for your project. Keep these questions in mind as you contact local welding services.Share
9 August 2018
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