Welders: Who Are They?

Welders are tradespeople with mastery in their ability to skilfully and deftly, weld together two materials – generally these are metals, but can also be plastic or polymers (thermoplastics) too. Their number one tool, alongside their iconic face shield, is their welding power supply that enables them to generate the pressure and, usually, the heat to weld the materials together. From just that basic description, it’s easy to be misled into thinking that the skillset is simple to pick up. In reality, experience counts for everything. The right experience and training is why you need a professional welder for your job.

What Do Metal Welders Do?

Well that’s really dependent on what needs to be done. It’s thought that there are well over 70 different types of different welding processes. Ultimately, when searching for UK welders, the vast majority of clients are looking for metal welders to help finish big jobs. Generally these jobs don’t just require two bits of metal to be fused together. It can also include the repair of metal parts (such as the hull of a ship), or involves other low temperature techniques such as the soldering and grinding of materials. Ultimately though, what a welder does when working is really down to their expertise and experience. So it could include, attaching metals together, operating flame-cutting equipment, soldering and brazing, following blueprints to specification, and shaping the metal. There are also certain welders who develop specialities such as, shipbuilding and repair, creating machinery and repair, custom fabrication, structural construction, pipes or even building aerospace vehicles. They can be called to work pretty much anywhere, such as a workshop or a factory, indoors at a specific site, outdoors at a construction site, underwater when repairing the hull of a boat and even in outer space. The latter option is hardly your everyday job, but it has actually been done. These people also require more than just technical skill – they require a lot of patience and stamina. They can be on their feet for hours at a time whilst they operate their machinery with all the necessary care and attention to detail.

What About A Steel Fabricator Welder?

The job of a steel fabricators welder is a little different from the general weld performed by a welder as part of the maintenance/repair/strengthening of an already built structure. Steel fabrication is a multi-part process that involves the cutting, bending and shaping steel alloy to create a final product, rather than just joining two existing pieces of metal together. The job sees many pieces of metal attached together in some sort of predefined shape and size. This job requires a very skilled hand – someone who has experience in taking these raw materials and components, and putting out items of market value at the other end. Due to the amount of materials and labour required, getting it wrong could be extremely expensive – there’s very little room for error. This form of fabrication is used in everything – from construction sites to everyday items. Nearly everyone knows what the classic fabricated steel ‘I-beams’ look like, and even ladders and buckets are fabricated in this manner. It’s a long process that starts at identification of the materials required and ends with a marketable product. In order to get these things right, you need someone with expertise and experience who won’t get the job wrong. Weld-Delux are one company who are able to build to specification, by using years of accumulated knowledge within the industry and highly experienced, professional welders in Aberdeen.

Need Experienced Welders? Weld-Delux Has Got You Covered!

So if you’re looking for welders, or fabricators, we’ve got you covered at Weld-Delux. We’ve got a welding team who you can trust to provide you with solutions to your problems. Our fabrication team have experience with materials such as steel, aluminium, stainless steel, copper and a range of other metals too. So whether you’re in Peterhead (where we’re based), Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh or anywhere else in the UK, we can offer the solutions to your metal problems. Contact us today at 07552 843741, email info@weld-delux.co.uk or go to our website at www.weld-delux.co.uk for more information.