A Guide to Welding Applications in Manufacturing

With the development of cutting-edge welding methods, welding has applications in numerous industries, from aerospace to retail consumer goods. Welding is a simple, cost-effective way of joining two metals together using a metal filler, heat, pressure, or both. Various materials can be fused via welding, such as aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and metal alloys.

Integrated Manufacturing Solutions is a premier provider of precision MIG, TIG, and Spot welding throughout Minnesota. Our experienced welders are trained to weld high-quality parts and materials in a timely, cost-effective manner using the most appropriate welding process for any application a manufacturer needs.

Welding Applications in Manufacturing

Many diverse sectors employ welding for a wide range of applications. The following are applications for welding in various industries served by the manufacturing industry:

  • Agriculture: Plows, harvesters, and tractors have become more sophisticated farming machinery with the addition of smart technology and guidance systems. agricultural equipment welds must be solid and durable to handle the terrain of the fields.

    As an ISO-certified business for agricultural parts and metal manufacturing, our customers know they are getting products that adhere to the strict standards set out for the agricultural industry.

  • Consumer Products: Consumer tastes in products are ever-changing. What does not change for the manufacturer is the consumer’s demand for beauty, quality, and durability.

    One advantage of IMS’s precision welding in the consumer goods sector is its capacity to produce useful and beautiful objects. By eliminating the need for various components and fasteners, which can pile up over time, welding can also result in significant cost savings. 

  • Education: Manufacturers that serve the education industry provide desks, chairs, office furniture, playground, gymnasium, auditorium equipment, and larger HVAC systems. With over 50 million students, our nation’s schools rely on the strength of the furniture and equipment supplied.

    IMS’s expertise in welding gives these structures the strength and durability they need to survive the daily use by numerous individuals in an educational setting. 

  • Energy: Smart technology has changed the nature of heating and cooling equipment, making it more energy efficient.
    For over seventeen years, we’ve been a trusted provider of metal fabrication and welding services to the energy industry. Combining our state-of-the-art facility and experienced welding team gives you an all-in-one solution under one roof. 
  • Industrial: Customers often call upon Industrial product and equipment manufacturers to produce a customized product for a specific need within a short time frame.

    IMS’s mix of highly trained welders combined with our state-of-the-art facility gives us a leg up on the competition regarding our ability to produce customized parts and meet engineering requirements and tight timelines. Our design engineers and welding experts can work with you to make a welded product sturdy and durable enough to withstand the rigors of everyday industrial use.

  • Medical: The medical field may not be the first place that comes to mind when welding applications are discussed; however, welding is essential in creating medical equipment that enhances patients’ quality of life, including surgical instruments, prosthetics, and medical implants. Medical manufacturers today must offer the most precise manufacturing products to meet the stringent standards of the medical industry.

    IMS has the experience, know-how, and technology to produce precise and accurate welds for the medical equipment and components you require at the specifications you determine.

  • Retail: Thousands of brick-and-mortar retail operations require store fixtures to store and display merchandise, point-of-sale displays, equipment to enhance the check-out experience, and security and lighting housing.

    With four in-house weld stations, IMS can produce the intricate, precision welds required for displays and the thicker, sturdier welds needed for shelving and racks. 

No matter what industry a manufacturer builds for, our welding services can create more robust, durable, precisely formed products for your customers.

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Why Companies Rely on IMS for their Welding Needs

  1. We have the capability to handle large projects. IMS has four in-house welding stations outfitted with TIG and MIG welders, so we can accommodate large structural projects.

  2. We provide the best weld for your product. No matter what type of welding joint is needed to fuse two products, we can provide what works best for your product.

  3. Quick turnaround and consistent results. We use a tab and slot construction to minimize the use of weld fixtures for quick changeovers and consistent results.

  4. Added value. IMS’ welding solutions involve the innovative use of materials and methods to provide higher quality at a lower cost. The result is a higher-quality welded product that meets customers’ needs and offers more value than expected.

  5. Saving time and money. IMS’s welding solutions can increase production efficiency by eliminating the need for several fabrication procedures, which can be time-consuming and expensive.

We are an all-in-one supplier for all your welding needs. Get a quote for your next project.

Experience the IMS Difference

Integrated Manufacturing Solutions is Minnesota’s recognized leader in metal fabrication services. We were awarded the Xometry Award for Manufacturing Excellence in 2021 and 2022.  Our company combines cutting-edge technology and services with one-on-one attention to deliver high-quality services and a finished product that exceeds your expectations. 

We combine many services under one roof that will add value to your company, such as: Sheet Metal Fabrication, Sheet Metal Forming, Laser Cutting, Welding, Powder Coating, Kiting & Assembly. 

IMS has served manufacturers in Minnesota in the Twin Cities area and beyond for over 17 years. Being an American-owned single supplier means you can leverage the deep relationships we’ve built over the years with our suppliers and shipping partners to help reduce the impact of disruptions in the supply chain, delivery hiccups, and inventory management.  

At Integrated Manufacturing Solutions, we go above and beyond to provide you with what you want when you want it. Talk to us about how we can partner with you in manufacturing the parts and products you need.

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