What drives you to get up and go to work every morning? To us, it’s about delivering superior quality to make every order absolutely perfect. We don’t believe in anything less. Quality is key.

What Makes A High-Quality Weld?

Let’s take a look at a few components needed to ensure your welds are reliable and as strong as they need to be.

Certified welder

You want someone who has been certified by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) because this means that the work performed will be of the highest quality. Hadley is proud of our ASME certification and it shows in every single weld.

Weld Inspector

A weld inspector does a lot more than inspect the weld. The weld inspector is responsible for ensuring that the welding environment is conducive to creating high-quality work and ensuring that the team has the necessary tools to get the job done.

Dangers of Low-Quality Welds

Unfortunately for some companies, bad welding jobs can happen. But not at Hadley! There are a few common flaws that you see in a bad welding job. First, a common flaw is volumetric, which means that the weld is too thick or contains extra slag. While not too dangerous, these welds can require additional cleanup, which takes time and labor.

The second kind of flaw is planar defects, which include improper fusion, cracks, and penetration. This type of flaw is the most severe as it can diminish the metal’s integrity and cause it to break.

The last type of flaw that is common is in the shape, which means that it could be misaligned or have an incorrect profile. Now, this might not affect the strength of the weld, but it could require a revision.

With over 60 years of renowned and trusted engineering, machining, fabrication, and project management experience, Hadley Precision prides itself on delivering quality craftsmanship and customer service. We have some of the best welders in the country and are committed to providing the best quality welds possible.

Date Published : November 9, 2020