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Welding Services in Killeen, Texas
The right welding service can get your business or equipment back up and running easily and quickly, saving you time, money, and frustration.
As a professional, when there are a number of welders near me, I generally care about the cost of service and professionalism. Our company offers some of the best welding services in Killeen, Texas. We offer rates as low as anyone else, and take seriously a commitment to professional repair and maintenance services.
Our technicians are professional, friendly, and experts in a variety of welding services. They understand your busy schedule and work quickly and efficiently to restore functioning to whatever has gone wrong. Whether its a vehicle critical to your business, or a metal fence around your property, they’re here to help and ensure that the job is done correctly without taking a huge chunk out of your day.
Types of Welding
MIG welding is a gas metal arc welding that uses a consumable electrode pulled through by the trigger, which is operated by the welder. MIG is chosen for simpler jobs to reduce the amount of waste created by the welding. There is minimal shield clean up required. The heat is lower, which uses less energy, and less gas is released into the air.
MIG welding carries a number of disadvantages as well–it can be a rather high cost for the welder, so we only use it on shorter jobs to reduce waste and consumption. It isn’t effective for welding thicker materials because of its lower heat output. And because of the way the trigger and electrode function, you can’t use it for vertical welding.
We use MIG welding on automotive projects generally to give a strong weld on lighter materials, without overheating and melting the pieces. MIG can be a bit tricky, because the power settings must be adjusted properly for the thickness of the material.
Stick welding is shielded metal arc welding, and can be identified by the long white consumable stick that is inserted into the welding tool. The stick and gun create an electric circuit which superheats the metal past six-thousand degrees. Because the metal is so hot, it is shielded from chemicals like oxides and nitrates in the air, allowing it to maintain greater structural integrity.
Stick welding can take on construction and heavy equipment repair in ways that TIG and MIG welding can’t. However, it produces a lot of waste, and is considered the older way of welding. Many modified TIG and MIG methods can compete with Stick welding’s strength, in ways that are safer and produce less waste. However, it is a low cost and tough solution for the bigger, industrial jobs.
TIG welding is a gas tungsten arc welding, also known as Heliarc welding. TIG welding uses a non-consumable electrode to heat the metal and create a metallic pool which welds the two sheets of metal together without introducing outside chemicals or metals. Alternatively, it can use an external rod to introduce additional chemicals, metals, and bonding agents.
TIG welding leaves an aesthetically pleasing finish, and can be used on very thin materials, making it great for highly visible welded areas and detailing work. The weld is clean, small, and strong on thin materials.
TIG welding disadvantages include a high equipment cost and low deposition rates. The deposition rate is the speed at which the metals can be bonded, or the speed of the welding project. A low deposition rate means that the project will take longer to complete, because the welder has to move slower to make sure that the metal has bonded.
The final type of the basic four welding techniques is flux-cored welding, which we also offer. Flux-core is similar to MIG. It uses a continually-fed electrode to do the welding.
Flux-cored welding is great for tough projects that don’t need a clean finish. It can chew through thinner materials, create a lot of slag, and produces a ton of smoke. It is also a more expensive than other types of welding.
Despite the smoke and slag, it is one of the cleaner forms of welding. It is an easy to use method for tougher projects that require precision and accurate welds.
Projects We Can Tackle
We can handle a number of mechanical and consumer welding projects for your home or business. If you don’t see your service listed, please don’t hesitate to call and ask about it. These are some of our high-volume services, but our welding expertise far exceeds this list.
- Heavy Equipment Repair: for those big machines that are integral to the life of your business
- Truck, Trailer, and Boat Repair: for all that moves on land and water
- Structural Welding and Repair: for metal structures, sheds, and whatever else you’ve built out of metal
- Pipe Welding: make sure things keep flowing smoothly
- Handrails: keep everyone safe
- Wrought Iron Fencing, Gates, and Cattle Guards: keep something in or keep something out
- Burglar Bars
- …and many more, just ask!