Even though the British manufacturing sector is the ninth-largest in the world, Brexit has already had an impact and it could get even worse. Factories in Britain have suffered a sixth consecutive month in October showing fewer new orders thanks to the ongoing Brexit uncertainty. The industry is facing a tough future with weakened global demand for UK manufactured goods and employment issues.
According to an industry survey, Brexit has not only affected demand but also an increase in job losses. The survey was conducted before the announcement of the election which reflects two months of preparations for leaving the EU on 31 October. Of course, we all know what happened with that story.
Welding flux is crucial as a prime anti-oxidising
agent most commonly associated with arc welding. Choosing the right one will play
an important role in the final quality of the weld. As anyone in the industry knows,
becoming a welder is no easy feat as they are put to the test with extensive
training. Welders must familiarise themselves with the various weld types, practices
and the components for each welding method.
Did you know that flux core welding is known as one of
the oldest arc welding methods? In this case, age has no bearing as is it
remains one of the most effective and widely used methods for joining metal. The
way it works is pretty straightforward as flux prevents welds from interacting
with the environment, including air. Without flux, the base and filler material
will interact with the atmosphere forming oxides or other unwanted compounds.
Common techniques for joining two materials include fastening,
stitching and glueing but there’s no denying that welding provides the best
results. More specifically, one of the most modern methods is ultrasonic
welding. Compared to other joining methods, welds create stronger bonds that
last remarkably longer and a much better finish.
Metal fabrication is used to create various components
and products with different qualities for numerous applications. In fact, metal
fabrication services have been the primary choice for builders, engineers,
contractors and structural steel fabricators around the world. It is
undoubtedly a specialist process that requires expertly trained staff, advanced
equipment, quality workmanship and finishing.
If you are looking for a reputable metal fabrication
company for your next project, you should know how to narrow down the list.
Here are a few of the major factors you need to consider when choosing a metal
fabricator. Choose wisely and it could be the best investment for your project.
The right company could help save on costs while providing exceptional
finishing and quality.
An engineering company can only be successful with
high-quality custom fabrication coupled with expert knowledge, experience and
continuous investment. We’re not only talking about investing in equipment but
also staff training and hiring. In order to provide the quality and service
excellence customers deserve, equipment and staff must be of the highest level.
There are three core factors that determine success in manufacturing and that includes production cost, quality and speed. While each component plays a crucial role, manufacturers must fully commit to all three to reach and remain within the top tier.
Let’s take a look at some of the recent fabrication projects at PRV Engineering and find out more about coded welding and finishing.