The Importance of Quality Welding and Fabrication

There are certain types of products and services you should never, ever cheap out on, and welding and fabrication certainly qualify. As you look for a provider of welding and fabrication services to help your business, you should make sure you’re partnering with a company that cares about the quality of its work and is capable of delivering the outstanding results you need over and over again.

Here are just a few of the ways in which top-notch fabrication and welding services can benefit your Lexington, OR company:

  • Durability: Products that have been made with high-quality welds and fabrication will last much longer than products made by welders or fabricators with lower quality standards. Find parts and producers known for their quality so your investment will pay off for many years to come.
  • Costs: Because high-quality welding and fabrication results in more durable products, this will also mean your costs will be lower over time. You might pay a little bit more initially to cover the upfront costs of the product, but you’ll save money over time by avoiding the need for early replacement.
  • Reputation: If you always work with high-quality products, your company’s reputation will be bolstered as a result. You don’t want to be known as a company that doesn’t care about quality—delivering quality products is the best way to make a strong impression on buyers.

Quality products are a result of excellent quality control. Machine shops in Lexington, OR should have rigorous quality control measures in place to ensure their quality standards get implemented with every single job they perform.

Visual welding and fabrication inspections are one key step to ensuring this consistent, repeatable quality. During such an inspection, companies inspect materials before they start the weld to make sure they meet quality standards. Then they will frequently test the quality of the weld and materials during the welding process, and inspect the final result upon completion of the weld. If the final product has any issues, they will take the appropriate measures to fix them.

The visual inspection that occurs during the welding process will feature checking for craters that must be filled (to avoid porosity), inspecting weld passes and checking for any types of other faults that could increase the potential for cracks to form in the product later in its life.

It is also important to regularly inspect the equipment used in welding and fabrication. Inspections will include checking for damaged cables, making sure arc voltage is correct and checking all amperage meters. High-quality equipment is crucial for producing high-quality products. At some points, it may become necessary to replace that equipment if the company is to reliably achieve the same levels of quality.

If you’re interested in learning more about what goes into creating high quality in welding and fabrication, we encourage you to get in touch with the team at Bailey Heavy Equipment Repair, Inc. The experts at our machine shop in Lexington, OR would be pleased to answer any questions you have!