Complete Welding Services
At ASP Industries, we offer a variety of welding services for short and long production run jobs. Our welding capabilities include MIG and TIG and mesh welding for wire products. We can weld aluminum, carbon steel, and stainless steel materials. We also have complete resistance welding, also known as spot welding capabilities. Our unique welding shop supports our custom metal fabrication process. ASP Industries is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and techniques to meet our customer's specifications.
Types of Welding
SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding – also known as stick welding)
An electrical welding process using a consumable electrode rod. This process is commonly used when welding ferrous materials.
GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding – also known as MIG welding)
GMAW uses a continuous wire feed electrode. GMAW allows for greater welding speeds than SMAW. The process utilizes a more extensive setup process, and more complex and expensive equipment, and is more suitable for full-run production welding. GMAW can be used for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding)
This process is similar to GMAW, utilizing a powder-filled steel electrode wire. While the electrode is more expensive and can generate some slag, it has better penetration and can achieve higher speeds than GMAW.
GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding – also known as TIG welding)
This process uses a tungsten electrode, and inert gas mixture, and a filler material. It is the preferred method when welding thin materials. It creates high-quality welds but requires a highly skilled operator, and is a slower welding process. Nearly all weldable materials can be TIG welded.
This method uses two electrodes, between which overlapping pieces of metal are welded together by passing an electric current through the material. No filler, flux or gasses are required. It is a weaker welding method and thus is only suitable for certain applications.