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Cost Efficient MIG Welding Possible at Ohio Laser

Jul 31, 2008
MIG is an abbreviation for the term "metal inert gas." First developed during the Second World War, MIG welding gave manufacturers a much more efficient way to weld huge numbers of aluminum parts for weapons and equipment. The introduction of MIG welding technology early in the war had an immediate and important impact on the war effort for the United States and the Allies.

With automated MIG welding, a robotic welding arm controls the motion and placement of a contact tip holding a MIG "gun." This gun is fed a spool of solid-steel wire through a liner.

When activated, the contact tip on the gun is electrically charged, melts the wire and forms a weld puddle. At the same time, inert gas flows out of the gun and keeps the weld puddle shielded from the atmosphere, allowing a weld to join two metal surfaces.

Companies are using advanced welding cells designed for high speed, long production runs of high quality welded parts. This modern mig welding technology offers numerous advantages to companies in need of affordable precision welding.

Cells such as the Lincoln Electric System10 at Ohio Laser have many feature:

For precision welding in smaller spaces, a Fanuc ARC Mate 100 iB/6s robot with a 37" reach

Dual fixed welding work station with automatic interlocked access doors permit you to simultaneously load and unload parts while welding

A metal surround flash barrier and bi-fold doors with interlocks

100% duty cycle, 450 amp STT welding technology power supply

Less distortion, smoke and splatter

Specialized tooling, engineering and programming capabilities are available to enable cost effective welding

Automated arc welding capabilities add to the universe of value added fabrication services at Ohio Laser. The company's wide array of fabricating competencies include flat sheet metal, tube and pipe laser cutting, advanced high accuracy bending, engineering with 2D, 3D CAD/CAM software, complying with PPAP from Level I to Level IV and offering welding processes GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW.

In addition the company does heat treating and finishing, water jet cutting, sanding and grinding services, assembly and packaging, and machining of various alloys.

Ohio Laser serves clients both large and small in virtually all major manufacturing industries in North America including automotive, furniture, point of display, food equipment, and heavy industrial equipment producers.
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