The Many Applications of Structural Steel Welding

Structural steel welding sets itself apart from other welding areas largely due to its scale. In fact, structural steel welding is the literal backbone of modern industrial America. At Northland Fastening Systems (NFS), we provide the tools you need to make the structural welds that keep America running.

The Power of Big Industry

Structural steel welding is the process that makes our largest infrastructural ventures possible. Military equipment and facilities, aerospace materials and machines, factories and other heavy productive buildings are all reliant on high-quality structural welding. This means that, unlike smaller, more specialized weld projects, welding can be the difference between life and death. From carrying astronauts and soldiers to supporting our essential products and exports, structural welds keep the country going.

Because of the sheer scale of welding, welding equipment needs to scale up as well. Of course, this doesn’t mean implementing physically larger equipment—instead, you want to make sure that you’re scaling up your expectations of performance. Underperforming equipment, out-of-date welding guns, or faulty materials don’t make the cut in large industry weld projects. If your equipment isn’t up to snuff, or the weld isn’t up to code, the final build suffers as well.

Making Structural Steel Welding Possible

With all of this in mind, you need to have equipment that stands up to the pressure of welding. At NFS, we’re proud to provide state-of-the-art welding equipment for purchase or rent in order to supply our structural welders across the country. Power supplies, stud welding guns, weld pins, and delivery options to your work sites help you keep up with the fast-paced world of structural welds.

If you’re a structural welding professional in need of structural steel welding equipment, look no farther than NFS. Project managers and welders can call at (651) 730-7770 or visit our website to find more information.

Finding the Right Welding Stud Gun for Your Everyday Welding Needs

It’s true that anyone can become a welder with the right training and dedication, but learning how to select the correct stud-welding equipment for the job takes time and experience. Specifically, selecting a welding stud gun that suits your needs for each individual project or weld can make a major difference in your welding success. At Northland Fastening Systems (NFS), we provide rentals and purchasing options for welders just starting out as well as veteran welders who know exactly what they’re looking for.

Selecting Your Welding Stud Gun Depends On Several Factors

PracticalityOf course, the first factor you have to consider when choosing your stud-welding equipment is whether or not it’s practical for the job. For welding stud guns, this means considering whether you’ll be working on flat or varied surfaces, the types of pins you’ll be utilizing, the materials involved, and weld-quality factors such as splatter and marking. Welding stud guns come in different varieties to suit different weld needs. Choosing without thought can leave your welds lacking or incomplete.

PriceThis is a big issue for companies and individuals with a small budget. Buying multiple types of stud-welding equipment can be expensive, and even more so if you don’t purchase the correct type of equipment for the job. Rather than leaving your choice to chance, new welders can utilize rental services such as NFS stud-welding equipment rentals, and can connect with welding professionals to get support and guidance on what they need to procure.

Personal Preference—There are many welding stud guns for every job, which means at the end of day, your decision will likely come down to personal preference. Ask yourself which gun feels most natural in your hand, is easiest to handle for long periods of time, or produces the least amount of marking. The best stud-welding equipment in the world might not do you much good if you hate using it. Instead, figure out your welding style and choose a welding stud gun that really suits you.

The stud-welding professionals with NFS can help you explore your welding stud gun options. Our experts are available for consultations, rental support, and sales at (651) 730-7770. Welders can also check out our website to find out more about our welding service options.