Spot Welding Sheet Metal

Here at JC Metalworks, we employ a highly-skilled and experienced team of metal welders and fabricators with the skills and capability to carry out spot welding and seam welding in high volumes, techniques that are widely used in the metal welding and fabrication industry.

Typically, spot welding is used where metal sheets of stainless steel or aluminium are in the 0.5 – 3mm thickness range. The process uses two shaped copper alloy electrodes to concentrate welding current into a small ‘spot’ and to simultaneously clamp the sheets together. Forcing a large current through the ‘spot’ will melt the metal and form the weld.

The attractive feature of spot welding is that a lot of energy can be delivered to the spot in a very short time (10 – 100 milliseconds). This allows the welding to occur without excessive heating to the remainder of the metal sheet.

You’ll be pleased to hear that we have recently carried out and completed a programme of investment and improvement within our welding bay area which has resulted in an increase of 20% to our welding capacity.

We have also upgraded the extraction system that runs through each of our metal welding bays, giving our metal welders and fabricators a safe working environment and the facilities they need to carry out the quality work they do each and every day.

So whether you have a need for spot welding stainless steel or spot welding aluminium we can provide you with the capacity, skills and techniques to produce your finished, fabricated product to the highest standards economically and safely.

Spot Welding Light Steel?
Read about MiG Welding

Metal Inert Gas (MiG) welding is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable wire electrode and the workpiece metal(s). This heats the workpiece metal(s) causing them to melt and join.

Originally developed in the 1940s for welding Aluminium and other non-ferrous materials, MiG was soon applied to steels because it provided faster welding time compared to other welding processes. Further developments in the 1950s and 1960s gave the process more versatility and as a result it became highly used in industrial processes. Today MiG is the most common industrial welding process, preferred for its versatility and speed.

Spot Welding Aluminium?
Read about TiG Welding

TiG welding is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. Tungsten Inert Gas welding is most commonly used to weld thin sections of stainless steel and non-ferrous metals such as Aluminium, Magnesium and Copper alloys such as Brass. The process gives the operator greater control over the weld than competing processes, allowing for stronger, higher quality welds. TiG welding is comparatively more complex and difficult to master and is slower than most other welding techniques.

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Aluminium and Steel MIG Welding for bespoke metal work fabrication, UK

MIG Welding

For mild steel fabrication that will be visible on the finished part or product, our team of highly-skilled and experienced metal fabricators usually use MIG welding.

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TIG Welding

Finally, our fabricators are able to offer spot welding, which is used for materials thinner than 3mm and when large flat non-visible areas of metal need to be welded together.

In need of our Fabrication services?

Typical examples of products created using spot welding and seam welding techniques include the manufacture of point of sale units and retail fixtures, HVAC systems, electrical enclosures and metal cabinets, along with lighting systems.

For more information or to discuss a specific high volume spot welding or fabrication project, please get in touch using our contact form or call 01509 233280 today.


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