Welding fabrication is a common solution that Murphy provides for our various clients.
While welding and fabrication are considered separate tasks, they often go hand in hand. Welding is a process of joining together two or more pieces of material. High heat is used for the joining process, fusing together the two materials. Once the pieces have cooled down, they are tested to ensure bonding. Fabrication is a process where structures of metal are made by cutting, bending, and custom assembling.
While welding and fabrication can be performed by specialists such as welders, at Murphy this work is commonly performed by a millwright. Millwrights take a more complete approach to a welding and fabrication project, ensuring everything fits together for a perfect fit at the end. This is one of the things that sets Murphy apart from other welding fabricators.
Aspects of Welding and Fabrication
While welding is mostly done on metal, other materials such as plastics and some wood-based materials can be welded together as well. The original material from a project is called the parent material, while the material used to create the joint is called filler. Filler is introduced to the parent material with heat.
There are four different types of welding, each with its own use and way to introduce the filler.
Flux Cored Arc Welding
Trusted Welding Fabricators
Welding fabrication can be done in a variety of different patterns. There are full penetration welds that have filler material all the way through the parent material and partial fills that only need a small amount of filler. Welding can also be done on a single run or a multi-run. Single-run welds are done in one pass and have a clean line, while multi-run welds have many layers in the filler material. The right filler is important for a strong bond between the two parent materials and choosing the right weld type is crucial for fitment, aesthetics, and strength.
Our team is trained to ensure the right type of welding fabrication is done for each job and safety is a top priority for all Murphy Rigging jobs. Special, high-end tools are used for welding jobs and PPE such as masks, helmets, and specialized goggles are used to ensure the welder and all surrounding people are safe.
Welding is a craft that can take years to master and our team has the right training and expertise to make sure all welding and fabrication on our jobs is accurate, strong, and done right. For specialized or large-scale welding jobs, our team of welding fabrication specialists can also provide best-in-class service as needed. We have certified welders on staff ready to take on any job! When you’re working with machinery installations that need to be precise, accurate, and strong, consider Murphy Rigging to help with your installation, welding, and fabrication jobs.