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Steel Fabrication Welding Processes

Taking raw materials like stainless steel and turning those into practical items or components is known as steel fabrication. Vic’s Welding Co.’s experienced, licensed welders will use one of two welding processes – either MIG or TIG, and custom-build products according to your exact specifications on schedule and within budget.

What is Steel Fabrication?

As mentioned in “The Advantages of Steel Fabrication,” steel fabrication refers to the cutting and assembling of raw materials in either the field or shop, with the latter being preferred. It is an incredibly beneficial method for building specific products, such as restaurant exhaust hoods and prep tables, as well as essential infrastructure.

Several advantages, including its accelerated construction, longevity, and sustainability, are associated with this metal fabrication type. It can be used in various commercial, industrial, and in-the-field applications and is frequently installed in food service facilities and manufacturing plants.

Common Welding Processes

Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding

MIG Welding’s, also referred to as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), development succeeded in another standard process known as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) in the 1940s. It is an arc welding process in which a consumable electrode is continuously fed into the equipment, subsequently melting to form the weld, fusing two raw materials. MIG is an equally effective and efficient way to complete steel fabrication.

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding

A second, versatile option for joining raw materials is TIG Welding or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). In stark contrast to MIG Welding, TIG uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode, which does not melt to become filler. Instead, depending on the project’s requirements, this process may require the addition of filler metals. The ability to offer clean welds makes this process ideal for lightweight steel and aluminum.

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Vic’s Welding Co., LLC. is a licensed and insured welding and metal fabrication company serving commercial clients in the Valley since 1996. Our company is ‘U’ and ‘R’ stamped certified through the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (NBBI).

Vic’s Welding offers aluminum, stainless steel, structural steel, and many other welding services. Our welders are A.W.S. and ASME certified and insured by SCF of Arizona. All craftsmanship is guaranteed to follow your exact specifications and drawings. Please contact us at (623) 925-5695 to schedule a service appointment.


“The History of Welding.” Miller Welds.

“Why Steel: Just Curious.” The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

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