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Welding & Assembly

Welding and Assembly Services

The Prototier team can supply customers with value-added assembly services. This includes sub-assemblies or complete multi-part assemblies. Eliminating the need to use multiple suppliers for assembly decreases lead times and margins of error. We create intricate fixtures to ensure precise repeatability of our welding and assembly services. Whether the parts are large, small, simple, or complex, we offer the welding and assembly services to get the job done.

MIG Welding

Metal Inert Gas or MIG welding is an arc welding process in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun and into the weld pool, joining the two base materials together. The advantage of MIG welding is that it has very flexible deposition rates which allows it to be quite
quick for a range of materials and thicknesses. Due to MIG’s speed, Prototier commonly uses MIG welding for low volume production and large assemblies.

TIG Welding

Tungsten Inert Gas or TIG welding is similar to MIG welding in that it is an arc welding process used to join two base metals together. However, TIG welding differs by using a non-consumable tungsten electrode instead of a consumable wire. This results in cleaner and higher quality welds than with
MIG welding. Additionally, more materials respond better to TIG welding than to MIG welding. The trade-off is that TIG welding is typically a slower process than MIG welding. As a result, Prototier often uses TIG welding to fabricate intricate and smaller assemblies.

Our MIG and TIG welders are able to weld multiple materials such as:

  • Steel (Various Grades)
  • Aluminum (Various Grades)
  • Stainless Steel

Fastener Installation

Prototier also has the ability to provide fastener and hardware installation. We can install a wide range of fasteners using a variety of processes. In special cases, we can also create custom tooling to install proprietary or unique fasteners.

Some of the fasteners we can install are:

  • Rivets and Rivet Nuts
  • Weld Nuts and Studs
  • Clinch Nuts and Studs
  • Standoffs
  • Pins and Many More

We provide a number of methods to install fasteners such as:

  • Orbital-Riveting
  • Staking
  • MIG or TIG Welding