Experienced Engineers Providing Welding & Fabrication
IA Mechanical offers services for many different aspects of plants and facilities along with their electrical systems, boilers, and vessels. From design and inspection to maintenance and repair services, IA Mechanical prioritizes quick and high-quality services for clients. IA Mechanical has a team of experienced engineers who design any components needed for retrofitting mechanical equipment. From there, our team fabricates the component and makes sure it works for your equipment and situation. We also specialize in industrial welding services.
While welding and fabrication are often grouped together, there are a few key differences that separate the two services.
This service is needed when metals need to be joined together using a technique called fusion. Heat, pressure, and several specialized tools help to complete this process. There are two main types of welding: fusion and solid-state. Fusion welding uses an added filler to fuse two pieces together; whereas, solid-state welding doesn’t require a filler, and simply joins the two pieces of metal together with heat and tools.
Since welding is such a complex process, it’s important to have a highly trained team to complete the many different welding processes. The main welding processes are shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), oxy-acetylene welding (OA), tungsten inert gas welding (TIG), and gas metal arc welding (WIG). These are only a few of the many processes that welders complete, all for different purposes.
Fabrication refers to the process of making metal products; this includes the manufacturing process from beginning to end. Often, welding is a step in the fabrication process. The main parts of the metal fabrication process are bidding, planning, and production. Beyond welders and fabricators, the large team of workers consists of engineers, designers, ironworkers, blacksmiths, machine setters, and managers or supervisors. Each person on the team has a specified role with experience to masterfully complete tasks.
While the bidding phase mainly consists of determining the scope of work, it’s an important step of the process as many foundational details are set. After the bidding process, it goes into the critical planning phase. This is where the designers and engineers work very closely with the client to determine critical details to ensure the plan and execution are exactly what the client needs. Many people are involved in this process, especially if they play a large role in execution, such as a welder.
Finally, in the production phase, the hands-on work takes place. This is where raw materials take shape and are put together to create a final product. In this step, welders and fabricators become involved as products are cut, bent, and formed. At the end of this step, a final product should be completed and gone through a review process.
If you need retrofitting or could benefit from any of our welding and fabrication services, call IA Mechanical today. We offer years of experience and value minimal downtime while never sacrificing quality of service.