5 Little Known Facts About Welding
In some form or another, welding has been around for centuries. In fact, welding dates back as far as the Bronze Age. Many people don’t realize the impact that welding has on their everyday lives. Means Engineering, Inc. hopes that you will enjoy the following little known facts about welding.
WELDING IS ALL AROUND US
More than half of all products made in the U.S.A. require some form of welding in their manufacture process. No matter how big or small, anything made out of metal can be used and produced through welding and fabrication. As technology continues to evolve, so does the accuracy, quality and versatility of welding and fabrication. Welding is involved in the making of all kinds of things, from our computers and cell phones to the homes that we live in.
WELDING IS DONE IN A VARIETY OF ENVIRONMENTS
Welding is performed both indoors and out as well as in space and underwater. Underwater welding is used for structures that cannot be removed from water. Welding in space is essential for projects such as the International Space Station.
5% OF WELDERS IN THE U.S. ARE WOMEN
During World War II more than 310,000 women worked in the U.S. aircraft industry performing jobs such as welding, riveting and engine repair. Today, 5% of welders in the United States are women. This percentage is expected to rise by 2020.
PLASTIC CAN BE WELDED
Welding is essential to the manufacturing process of all types of vehicles. Ultrasonic welding was used to assemble the world’s first plastic car. Although plastic cars never caught on, ultrasonic welding did.
WELDING IS NECESSARY FOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
While doctors and scientists stand at the forefront of the medical world, they wouldn’t be able to perform their jobs without the dedicated men and women who manufacture and engineer the medical devices that they rely on. Welding is crucial to the manufacturing process of laser technology, MRI, CT, X-ray machines and air-tight operating rooms.
Means Engineering, Inc. offers fabrication of complex welded assemblies for a wide range of industries. The quality of work produced by our expert welders is fully backed by our demanding quality management processes.