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Welding

Welding, MIG, TIG, Resistance, Wire Grid

Manual and Robotic

Tusco is staffed with qualified welders and precision fabricators to handle your welding needs for any sheet metal, tubing metal, and/or wire fabrication project. We offer a complete range of welding fabrication processes including MIG (four stations up to 400 amp), TIG (three stations up to 250 amp), resistance spot welding, and grid welding from 12 gauge to 5/16” diameter wire. With the assistance of our three precision CNC programmable MIG welding cells, we can provide excellent consistency and repeatability with significant cost savings and higher accuracy for the longer runs.

Metal Inert Gas (MIG welding)

This welding fabrication type is our most widely used means of fusing mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum components. With four manual MIG welding stations, we can handle a wide variety of applications and volumes. Our robotic MIG weld cells combined with our expert welders provide superior consistency, repeatability and cost savings for longer runs. Robotic welding allows one programmer to match the output of more than three welders across multiple robots and multiple shifts. We tool our robots to maximize throughput, matching weld cycle times with load/unload time. Setups often involve multiple weld fixtures for each robot, so that the robot can keep welding while parts are loaded and unloaded parallel to production. Technically known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), it’s more commonly referred to as MIG welding.

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG welding)

The traditional name for this process was the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process (GTAW). Today it is commonly referred to as TIG welding. This is the best process for making smaller, more attractive welds that still penetrate the base materials for strength. Typically, this process is more time-consuming and more complex than MIG welding, but it is also more precise and cleaner. Our qualified welders have the expertise to carry out high-quality work with a superior standard on virtually any type of metal.

Resistance Spot Welding (RSW)

This process of welding fabrication is best for flush, fastener-free assembly of sheet metal parts. Spot welding occurs in fractions of a second as the two pieces being welded have their molecular structures comingled by the introduction of an electrical current. Because it requires no added materials to fuse the materials, this tends to be quicker and cleaner than MIG or TIG welds. Resistance welding works best between two similar materials, i.e., sheet metal to sheet material or wire to wire.

Wire Grid Welding

We typically inventory 12 gauge to 5/16” dia low carbon wire. As requirements arise, we straighten, cut, form and resistance weld single wires, wire frames and assemblies or complex grids. We employ rocker arm welders, press welders and several CNC-controlled resistance welding cells including a Schlatter System MG900 wire mesh welding cell.

Welding Materials:

  • Mild Steel: Mild steel is often referred to as low-carbon steel. It is the least expensive material and used in a wide range of industries. It is hard, durable and has outstanding structural strength. The low carbon content makes it easier to weld than stainless steel.

  • Aluminum: Aluminum can be challenging to weld due to its heat-dissipation characteristics. We often TIG weld to insure proper penetration and performance.

  • Stainless Steel: We have the expertise to weld stainless. This is why we use state of the art technology to weld quickly and precisely to minimize the heat input.


Tusco has the expertise, equipment and experience to weld steel, aluminum, and stainless steel components manually and robotically. That breadth allows Tusco to provide the most cost-effective welded solution for our clients across a range of materials.


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