Types of Welds

Strong welds are essential for many different types of projects. Below are the individual types of welds we offer at Avon Lake Sheet Metal. For more information and expert advice in choosing which weld is best for your project, contact us today!

Our Welding Services:

  • Spot Welding
  • TIG Welding
  • MIG Welding
  • Field Welding
  • Stick Welding


Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

GTAW, also known as TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding, is a type of arc welding which produces the weld using a non-consumable tungsten electrode. Inert gases such as argon or helium are used to protect the area being welded from contamination and most, although not all, welding applications will require filler metal.


Gas Metal Arc Welding

GMAW (gas metal arc welding), which is also referred to as MIG (metal inert gas) welding, is a technique that enables welders to perform a weld on traditionally non-ferrous materials.


Weld passivated with acid treatment


(No grinding) Weld strip polished with 3M (80 grit) bristle wheel


Weld ground flush to material surface (120 grit) finish


Weld passivated with acid treatment


(No grinding) Weld strip polished with 3M (80 grit) bristle wheel

Type of Equipment

Shop Equipment• FMS Mitering Bandsaw
• Hougen – Nitto Magnetic Drills
• Wysong ¼” x 10 Hydraulic Shear CNC Front and Rear Gauging
• Wysong 12’ x 175 Ton Hydraulic Press Brake CNC Gauging
• Trumpf TruLaser 2530 Plus 4,000 Watt Laser Cutting Center
• Lockformer Vulcan 2900 Dual Table CNC Plasma Cutter
• Fast FP60 1/4″ x 126″ CNC Panel Former
• GEKA Hydraulic Ironworker
• 2 Power Plate Rolls
• 3 Band Saws
• 10 Pulsed MIG Welders – 16 MIG Welders – 3 TIG Welders
• 1 Gas Drive Welder
• 2 Spot Welders
• 2 Hand Plasma Cutters
• Glass Bead Booth
• 14’ x 26’ Paint Booth with Mix Room
• 6 Sheet Metal Roll Formers
• Duct Fabrication Equipment
• Lathe – Vertical Mill – Drill Presses – Belt Grinders
• 3 Man Lifts
• 2 – 6,000 # and 1 – 10,000 # Caterpillar Lift Trucks
• 8,000 # Gantry Cranes
• 2,000 # Bridge Crane with Vacuum Sheet Lifter
Office Systems• Fully networked
• Foundation accounting and job costing software
• AutoCad Mechanical 2015
• AutoDesk Inventor 2015
• Trumpf TruTops Laser programming software
• Quickpen Vulcan Plasma cutting software
• Microsoft Project
• Microsoft Office
• Infor VISUAL ERP System
Facility• 32,000 Square Foot Building on industrial parkway
• 5 Acre property with 1 Acre paved outdoor storage
• Two loading docks with levelers
• 14’ x 14’ overhead doors



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