With our advanced CNC punching facilities, we provide unmatched productivity, reliability, and flexibility, along with exceptional efficiency through automated “lights out” production.

Our unmanned CNC punching machines operate 24 hours a day, resulting in significantly improved productivity and enhanced quality. This allows us to deliver unrivalled process consistency, setting industry-leading punching standards for our customers.

Our capabilities enable us to achieve unparalleled process speeds for a variety of punching applications. Whether it’s part number stamps, rib forming, special forms, countersinks, or other requirements, we can deliver fast and precise results.

By leveraging our CNC punching technology, we offer unbeatable performance, ensuring high productivity, superior quality, and the ability to meet diverse customer needs.

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DC Manufacturing’s Welding Facilities

Welding is a fundamental fabrication process that involves the fusion of two metal pieces by applying intense heat, resulting in their joining.

This process can be further categorized into various techniques, each tailored to meet specific requirements and applications of the product. 

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What types of welding services do we offer?

MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is a popular welding technique that involves the continuous feeding of a consumable wire electrode through a welding gun. By creating an electric arc between the wire and the metal workpiece, the intense heat generated causes the metal to melt and fuse together. To protect the weld area and prevent oxidation, a shielding gas is applied around the electrode, effectively displacing the surrounding air.

MIG welding offers several advantages, including its versatility as it can be used on various metals, and its efficiency and speed in completing welds. This makes it a cost-effective option for many welding applications. However, it’s worth noting that MIG welding may not always produce the highest quality finish compared to other welding methods. The appearance of the weld bead and potential issues like spatter and porosity can affect the overall aesthetics and integrity of the weld. Therefore, while MIG welding is widely used for its convenience and productivity, other techniques may be preferred for achieving superior weld quality in certain situations.

TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is a precise welding method that involves the use of a non-consumable Tungsten electrode to generate an electric arc. The electric current delivered to the arc generates intense heat, causing the metal workpiece(s) to melt and fuse together. To ensure a clean and controlled weld, the Tungsten electrode and the weld area are shielded from atmospheric contamination by a continuous flow of inert gas, typically Argon.

TIG welding is known for its exceptional welding quality and versatility across a wide range of metals, including stainless steel, aluminum, copper, and more. It allows for precise control over the welding process, making it suitable for applications that require intricate and detailed welds. Additionally, TIG welding produces clean and aesthetically pleasing welds with minimal spatter and distortion.

Although TIG welding is slower and requires more skill compared to other welding techniques, it offers distinct advantages such as excellent weld integrity, fine control over heat input, and the ability to weld thinner materials. These qualities make TIG welding a preferred choice for applications where weld quality and appearance are paramount.

Robotic welding is a highly efficient and precise welding method that utilizes a CNC robotic arm and automated workpiece manipulator to weld large or complex parts. This automated process enables rapid and accurate welding of components. At our facility, we employ a Yaskawa robotic welding cell, which incorporates advanced cold metal transfer technology.

Cold metal transfer welding, similar to MIG welding, involves the use of an electrode to establish a weld current between the arc and the workpiece. This controlled process ensures a consistent and reliable weld. The robotic welder’s programming allows for repetitive welding of large volumes of parts without compromising on quality.

By employing robotic welding, we achieve several benefits, including enhanced productivity, improved weld precision, and reduced labor costs. The robotic arm’s dexterity and accuracy enable it to access challenging angles and positions, ensuring thorough and precise welds.

Our robotic welding cell, equipped with cold metal transfer technology, guarantees efficient and high-quality welding for a wide range of applications. Whether it’s welding large components or handling intricate welding tasks, our robotic welding capabilities provide reliable and consistent results.

Manual welding is a welding process where a highly skilled human operator performs the entire welding operation. At our company, we have a team of qualified welders who adhere to the minimum standard of BS4872.

Manual welding requires expertise, precision, and experience to ensure proper fusion and structural integrity. Our welders possess the necessary skills and knowledge to execute various welding techniques, such as MIG, TIG, and stick welding, depending on the specific requirements of the project.

By maintaining a qualified team of welders, we prioritize the quality and reliability of our welding services. Our welders undergo rigorous training and certifications to meet industry standards and ensure consistent, high-quality welds.

Whether it’s fabricating intricate components or welding structural elements, our skilled welders bring their expertise to every project, ensuring that the welding process is executed with precision and adherence to the highest standards of quality and safety.

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We work with businesses in a wide variety of sectors with capabilities to offer short and long runs of metal products.

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