Dayton Manufacturing’s precision welding capabilities rise to the top. We provide our customer's cleaner, more consistent welds while offering more precision and flexibility in hard-to-reach areas. DMC has the capabilities and the experience to weld metal a variety of gauges and thicknesses. We are well-versed on how to weld various kinds of metals like aluminum, carbon steel, and stainless steel.
We offer many different welding processes including MIG, TIG and spot welding, along with our robotic welding. Our additional capabilities enable us to partner with our customers to meet challenging quality standards through precise heat control and exact penetration, join corner edges of thin materials and achieve repeatable results time after time.
We also offer orbital welding in stainless steel up to 3" in diameter.
Metal cutting techniques fall into three broad categories: manual tools, machine cutting, and burning/welding tech. All have their uses in sheet metal fabrication, though there is arguably one technique that stands out above the rest.
Manual tools are the most basic. The most common tools are saws, chisels, and shears, all of which are manipulated by hand to pierce and cut the metal. Obviously, hand-cutting is not the most efficient or cost-effective method.
A few steps up from manual tools is machine cutting. Machine cutting involves turning, drilling, and grinding with different tooling to achieve a smooth edge in each component. Tooling is the most expensive part of machine cutting - the cutting edges will wear down quickly and need to be replaced often, though they are otherwise quite efficient.
Modern technology has allowed for another category of metal cutting: burning or welding technologies. These types of cutting are highly efficient and precise. Included in this category is a flame, plasma, water jet, and laser cutting.
Lasers, in particular, are a versatile cutting technique - they can cut almost any material (the only exception being super reflective metals), slice through thicker components, and are super speedy for large and complex orders. These specific attributes will vary depending on the laser.
If you need online waterjet cutting services we are one of the most capable and affordable sources and we can get the job done right. We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.
How waterjet cutting works
Waterjet cutting is a process that produces shapes by cutting sheet material using a thin, high pressure stream of water containing abrasive particles. The water jet is at very high pressure - typically 84,000 PSI and mixed with garnet abrasive. The sheet being cut is often submerged in a tank of water to reduce the resulting noise. The high-pressure is created by a special pump designed for the purpose.