At V and F Sheet Metal we are often asked to produce components or fittings that will require some degree of spot welding in the process. Obviously in the first instance if a component can be made out of one piece of metal then this is advantageous, efficient and low on cost. However, although this would always be the easiest and most straight forward route for us, it is often the case that components need to be made from two or more parts and this is where the technique of spot welding Zintec comes in to play.
Spot welding Zintec sheet metal assembly
Fortunately here at At V and F Sheet Metal we have 4 spot welding machines so you have come to the right place! Using these we are able to spot weld mild steel, Zintec, galvanised steel and stainless steel in gauges from 0.7mm to 3mm thick.
The job mentioned here is a perfect example of the use of spot welding to produce a light fitting for the ceiling. In the first instance the main body of the fitting was laser cut from 0.7 mm Zintec on our Trumpf 3030 fiber laser cutting machine. The body was folded up on our safan e-brake CNC bending machine. Finally stiffening L shaped pieces made from 1.5mm Zintec were spot welded on to each of the corners to hold everything together.
Spot welding joiner plates help to control housing corner flatness
Spot welding is only one of the many services we can offer our customers. For a wider ranging picture of all the processes we can carry out at V and F Sheet Metal please take a look at our tooling and plant list. If you have a design that needs sheet metal work please give us a call. Our experienced team will be happy to help you and discuss your ideas. Don’t delay, pick up the phone today as we can help!
Smooth spot welds produced using flat bottom spot welding tips
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Would you like to see spot welding in action? Take a look at the the process in our factory by clicking below:
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