Industrial Welding

Industrial Welding Services

Hutchinson Manufacturing has expertise in handling sophisticated welding requirements that call for documented processes and certified welders. We have the systems and procedures in place to meet the strictest compliance with AWS Certified Weld Inspector resources. We have proficiency in FCAW, GMAW, GTAW and SAW welding processes and works with diverse materials. From straight-forward in position fillet and butt welds to complex out of position welding, including complete joint penetration (CJP), partial joint penetration (PJP), and KYT weld joints of listed and non-listed materials.

GMAW welding is Gas Metal Arc Welding

The most common form of welding that is typically referred by it’s sub-types, metal inert gas or MIG welding and metal active gas or MAG welding. Gas metal arc welding is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable MIG wire electrode and that heats work-piece metal causing them to melt and join. Gas metal arc welding is preferred for its versatility, speed and the relative ease of adapting the process to robotic automation.

FCAW welding is Flux-Cored Arc Welding

Flux-cored arc welding is a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding process. FCAW core welding produces high quality and fast welds. Flux cored arc welding is similar to MIG welding. Both processes using continues wire feeds, and similar equipment. FCAW was developed in the early 1950s as an alternative to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). The advantage of FCAW is that the use of the stick electrodes used in SMAW is unnecessary.

GTAW welding is Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Also known as tungsten inert gas or TIG welding, the gas tungsten arc welding is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. Using a constant-current power supply produces electrical energy, which is conducted across the arc through a column of highly ionized gas and metal vapors known as a plasma.

SAW welding is Submerged Arc Welding

The process requires a continuously fed consumable solid or tubular metal cored electrode. The molten weld and the arc zone are protected from atmospheric contamination by being “submerged” under a blanket of granular fusible flux consisting of lime, silica, manganese oxide, calcium fluoride, and other compounds. When molten, the flux becomes conductive, and provides a current path between the electrode and the work.

Certified Capabilities

  • API weld standards
  • Canadian weld standards
  • ASME section IX
  • DIN Standards
  • AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2, AWS D1.6

Material Types

  • Carbon Steel – 16 gauge to 8″
  • Stainless Steel – 16 gauge to 1.5″
  • Aluminum – .125″ to 1.5″

Hutchinson Inspection Services

Hutchinson Inspection Services offers Comprehensive Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Capabilities – we have the certified staff, lab environment and procedures to perform the non destructive metal testing necessary to assure proper weld quality. Learn more.

Hutchinson Manufacturing, LLC

Hutchinson Manufacturing, LLC