Specialized Welding Machines & Contact Fabrication Systems


Our many years of experience in the metal bonding and automation industries helps us realize that there is no such thing as a process, a material, or an automation approach that suits all applications.  Regardless of the level of experience and expertise that exists within any given corporation we all sometimes need to review our approach to manufacturing.  Oftentimes established companies choose to follow the path of previous experience without giving consideration to reviewing methods with more potential.  In that regard Welding & Automation offers consulting services to help customers select materials, methods and processes that best fit their applications.


Fortunately, we live in an era that offers many levels of technology that is in a state of continuous of improvement.  Within the metal joining industry many welding methods are available to today's manufacturer.  Welding & Automation has experience within the following disciplines and would welcome the opportunity to review your applications and help you select a method that best suits your needs within the boundaries of our expertise.

  • Resistance welding
  • Micro plasma welding
  • Laser welding
  • Hermetic sealing
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Seam welding
  • Percussion welding


Materials used for electrodes in resistance welding, are available in 14 classes with variable alloyed materials existing within each class according to the Resistance Welding Manufacturers Association (RWMA).  Each class and each alloyed material grade possess unique characteristics for conductivity and resistivity.  This of course causes concern about selecting the proper materials to fit an application without any knowledge of the impact that the materials have on the process.

Resistance welding by definition is a process of resistors in series connected to a power source and a compression force system that when initialized creates a focused amount of heat energy that when properly balanced results in a diffusion bond; joining two or more components.  That balance referred to in the previous sentence is the optimum heat balance that exists at the interface between the materials being joined.  If the proper electrode materials and force system are not selected the result may result in weak or failed welds. Welding & Automation, offers consulting services to help in the selection of the proper materials for your resistance welding applications.


Welding & Automation has extensive experience in the designing and building automated systems for assembly and joining of products with literally hundreds of systems over the past 45 years.  If you are considering automating a product allow us to privilege of consulting with your engineering team to help select the best automation approach for your specific application.  We have experience in the following disciplines of automation methods:

  • Palette in free transfer lines
  • Precision link transfer lines
  • High speed cam operated custom equipment
  • The dial indexing machines
  • Walking beam transfer lines
  • Standalone works cells

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​Welding & Automation, Inc.
PO Box 940
Flat Rock, NC 28731

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