Welding is a core manufacturing process for Kercher Industries. From welding a single part to complex systems, we pride ourselves on quality welding services. Kercher industries offers a wide variety of welding capabilities in a number of materials. Our expert welders are certified to AWS D1.1 and ASME B31.1 section 9 standards. Our people are routinely tested, re-certified and trained to meet both industry and our customers’ specifications. Because Kercher Industries is a vertically integrated manufacturer, welding services are routinely paired with other machining, fabricating or finishing services to provide our customers with a single high quality manufacturing partner. Our Expert shop operations team works with our customers to provide effective and efficient welding and manufacturing solutions.
Kercher Industries welding methods include:
- Stick or SMAW (Shielded metal arc welding) (SMAW) – Uses an electrode that has flux around it to protect the weld puddle. The electrode holder holds the electrode as it slowly melts away. Slag protects the weld puddle from atmospheric contamination.
- TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) or GTAW (Gas tungsten arc welding)– Uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. The weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by an inert shielding gas such as argon or helium.
- MIG (Meta Inert Gas) or GMAW (Gas metal arc welding) (GMAW) – Uses a wire feeding gun that feeds wire at an adjustable speed and flows an argon-based shielding gas or a mix of argon and carbon dioxide (CO2) over the weld puddle to protect it from atmospheric contamination.
- FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding) – Uses a special tubular wire filled with flux; it can be used with or without shielding gas, depending on the filler.
Our certified welders are skilled in welding with the following materials:
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Alloy Steel
- Wear Plate
- Silver Soder
Welding Inspection Methods
- Dye penetrant
- pressure testing
- 100% visual inspection