Arc Welding 101: A Beginner’s Guide To Flux

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.

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Ultrasonic Welding For Plastics And Metals

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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.

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Custom Fabrication, Coded Welding And Finishing

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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.

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McLaren Automotive Hits The 20,000 Mark

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For the few who don’t know, McLaren Cars were founded in 1985 which later became McLaren Automotive. Today, they remain a successful British car manufacturer based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey where their primary focus is on sports cars.

In 2017, McLaren constructed a £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) at the Advanced Manufacturing Park between Sheffield and Rotherham. The facility is responsible for building carbon fibre chassis for all McLaren road cars.

McLaren Automotive became a 100% owned subsidiary of the wider McLaren Group in July 2017 and recently celebrated selling their 20,000th car. It will be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Surrey.

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