Local Provider of Welding Supplies & Custom Metalwork
Ag companies and farmers everywhere require maintenance welding services at some point. Those who choose Gingrich Enterprises always leave satisfied. We can tackle projects in our workshop, at your residence, and deliver products to your door.
If you are ready to tackle a welding project yourself or need to replace specific equipment parts, shop here:
Our welding service is unmatched by others in the area. We bring years of experience and an unwavering commitment to quality. To answer any questions you may have - we’ve put together a guide to walk you through some standard types of welding, and what different kinds of welding exist for any situation one might come across.
Generally speaking, welding is the process of joining two separate pieces of metal. The heat and pressure created during this process effectively melts the metal objects and adds filler, which turns to molten material and helps create a bond between them.
Metal Fab Shop for Home and Business
Welding services can be useful in a number of situations. If there is a section of material that needs to be replaced or is damaged and needs to be repaired, many welding suppliers can provide replacement parts. Another part of the services that may be offered is to refurbish tools or mechanical components that are beginning to age or wear down.
Stuck with a broken machine or need a professional welder at your service? Our shop is always on call for you. Get ahold of our Operations Manager through our Contact form. Our PORTABLE WELDING SERVICE is unique to the area.
Click below to take advantage of this service, or read on to learn about the types of welding you might need.
Finding Our Welding Workshop and Merchandise Store
Our central Illinois workshop is open during the week from 8 AM - 4:30 PM, and Saturday mornings until NOON. We are conveniently located in Woodford County, within a half hour drive from both Peoria, IL and Bloomington, IL. Most of our patrons live in the surrounding areas of these two cities, and own or manage farmland in Livingston, McLean, Tazewell or Peoria counties.
We travel to ag properties as necessary and have served the communities of Peoria and Bloomington for many years. We are happy to expand our customer relationships outside of these regions – call us today to learn more before stopping by!
Types Of Welding
There are seven different types of welding in the industry, some more common than others, and include the following:
Spot welds (also called resistance spot welding, RSW) bond materials from 3mm up to 12.5mm in thickness. Common industries for this type of welding includes automotive or aerospace, especially industries where sheet metal is being fabricated.
Oxyfuel welding is a process that involves the combustion of acetylene and oxygen to create a flame temperature of about 5600°F. The flame melts the base metals and also the filler metal, and then quickly cools.
Common names and related processes:
- exothermic welding & bonding
- thermit welding
- arc welding
Stick Arc Welding
Stick Arc uses an enclosed electrode - the stick - to melt materials together.
- shielded metal arc welding
- manual metal arc welding
- flux shielded arc welding
TIG stands for Tungsten Inert Gas welding. The process involves Argon and Helium gases and is most common in industries where high detail and delicate parts are involved. TIG welding is also a good choice when there are many welding positions required or two dissimilar materials. What’s a position? Talk to an expert.
A type of Gas Metal Arc Welding, MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas welding. A spool of wire is fed through a tip in the MIG gun and is melted to form a weld puddle. This process of welding works best on thin metals including stainless mild steel and aluminum, making difficult cuts and welds.
Submerged Arc Welding
A submerged arc weld is mostly used in thicker, heavier applications where a large deposit of filler material is needed. It is very similar to MIG welding listed above.
Plasma-arc is actually very similar to TIG, except that this process is great for very delicate applications in extremely thin metals.
Feeling a little bit lost or confused? Welding is an extremely useful practice that prolongs the life of metal machinery and parts. However, it takes a long time to master. When it comes to your business, don’t trust just anyone. Trust the experience and know-how brought by Gingrich Enterprises.
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