Bone Island Welding is centered around providing the best welding process and materials for your particular application. Whether its a new fabrication or a repair on an older piece, we will go the extra mile to make sure your project is a success.
Flux Core Welding
Mig welding is a process commonly used in production welding. This is primarily attributed to its speed. Mig welding works well on aluminum and steel including stainless. The welding material is continuosly fed to the welding arc mechanically and can be essential for completing a large project in a short time.
Tig welding is a widely used process designed for precision. Tig welding uses an inert gas as a cover shield for the weld. The welding material is manually applied which allows for very uniform and finish type welds. This is the process most commonly used on marine aluminum projects. Tig gives the well known "stack of dimes" appearance.
Stick welding is the most common welding process. Stick is used only on steel and stainless steel. although some stick rods for aluminum exist, it is not the preferred method. Stick welding provides a strong and durable weld and is great for steel repair. A perfectly clean surface is suggested but not required. Stick welding performs best on thicker metal and can provide a solid and lasting weld.
Flux Core or Wire Feed as it is also known can be perfect for small repairs and thin metal projects. The machine operates on 120 volt power which allows it to be used virtually anywhere.
Steel and stainless jobs on automobiles and equipment are great for flux core. Its versatility makes it a useful tool in hard to reach and remote areas where big power is not available.
Plasma arc is one of the greatest break throughs in the field of metal cutting in quite some time. It allows for very fine and clean cuts in nearly all types of metal. Intricate patterns and curved cuts are much easier with the Plasma Arc. It is also much faster than other types of cutting but is slightly limited on its ability to cut very thick material.
Oxy/Acetylene torch is used solely on carbon steel. It is common for demolition and scraping old steel. Fine cuts can be made with a gas torch but are usually left to plasma arc. It is also used for heating and forging metal. Commonly used to free frozen bolts and dislodging gaulted parts.
Grinding covers a wide range of materials and methods. It can be used for preperation of metal to be welded, removal of sharp edges and to smooth a rough surface. Wafer wheels allows fine cuts in all metal and wire brushes provide removal of rust and paint as well as removing slag from stick welds.
Polishing and buffing finished metal adds a professional look and makes your project spectacular. Stainless Steel can be honed to a near chrome finish. Aluminum and steel will also buff to a brilliant finish. A matte or "brushed" finish is also possible with different types of abrasive rotary tools.