Specialists in welding and fabrication services
D&M has 16 welding bays and a skilled team of fabricators specialising in various welding applications, including MIG/MAG, TIG, Synergic MIG welding and stud welding. We can weld multiple ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including stainless steel, mild steel, zinc, aluminium & titanium.
All our fabricators are trained in-house to a very high standard, ensuring that our work is always consistent. We guarantee superior quality craftsmanship, which is why we are certified in BS EN 1090 EXC Class 3. To learn more about BS EN 1090 certification, read our blog post.
Our team are professionals in welding; they are highly skilled and can weld precise tolerances and complete complex sheet metal assemblies. They are experts in linishing services, including grinding and sanding techniques enabling us to deliver high-quality finished metal products.
As part of our commercial welding services, we offer internal dye penetrant (dye pen) testing services, ensuring that we hold ourselves to BS EN ISO 3452-2 standards to guarantee that our welds are of a high calibre.
Our capabilities are suitable for any size of business needs.
If you can’t see the information you need or have a question about the capabilities of our machines, get in touch. We work with trusted partners to ensure that we can always meet everyone’s individual needs; no job is too big or small.
- MIG Welding
- TIG Welding
- Synergic MIG
- Stud Welding
- Weld Dressing
- Stainless Steel 304, 316, 4003
- Mild Steel S275 (hot rolled), S355 (hot rolled),CR4, Zintec
- Titanium Brass, Copper
What is welding and fabrication?
Fabrication comprises multiple processes such as welding, cutting, grinding and sanding. Metal fabrication is a process the part goes through, whereas welding is a part of that overall process.
Welding is when two pieces of metal are fused using heat. The heat creates a weld pool that, when cooled, forms the joint that brings the two pieces together. This joint is usually more robust than the parent metal. There are various methods of welding, including MIG (Metal Inert Gas) /MAG (Metal Active Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) and synergic welding. Each method of welding has different uses and different advantages.
Under the BS EN 1090 standard, our fabricators are qualified to weld in a wide range of material thicknesses in stainless steel & mild steel. They have endured a rigorous testing process by an external test body to ensure we meet that standard.
What are the advantages of fabrication?
Metal fabrication has many advantages that make it the perfect choice for your sheet metal needs.
Metal fabrication is a skilled industry; our team of expert welders and fabricators work hard to always be at the top of their game. You can rest easy knowing that our specialist team has years of experience working in the industry; they are always on hand to help you turn your ideas into reality.
Our team will guide you through the process to ensure that you get a custom product for your needs. We will work with you to get the suitable materials and sizes for the job, helping keep wastage to a minimum so that the job is as cost-effective as possible.
Sheet metals are one of the most durable materials and are resistant to most high pressures; they can be folded into nearly any shape required. When sheet metal is produced, it is finished to ensure that it can withstand moisture, sun rays and corrosion, which means you will have a long-lasting, low maintenance end product.
Our expert team always uses the latest techniques and technologies when fabricating metal, ensuring that all our work is precise and accurate. No piece leaves our workshop without having first been passed by our quality assurance team, ensuring that our standards are always the highest.
BS EN 1090
We are committed to delivering consistently high-quality products for our customers. That is why we are certified to BS EN 1090 Execution Class 3. Enquire now to find out how this could benefit your upcoming project.Find out more
Everything you need to know about welding
We have the answers to all your welding questions, have a look at our frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, then get in touch, and a team member will be on hand to help you with any questions you might have. Call us on 01765 522 222 or send us an email.
Tungsten inert gas welding (TIG welding) is the process of welding using electricity to melt and join pieces of metal together. It combines an electrode, which heats the metal, and a gas (typically Argon) which protects the weld puddle from airborne contaminants. It was initially invented in the 1940s as a better way to weld magnesium and aluminium together; it is now a widely used practice due to its versatility, cleanliness, and minimal finishing requirements.
Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG Welding) is the most common type of welding. It is an arc welding process where a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun into the weld pool. This is what brings the two base materials together, forming a join. MIG welding also uses a shielding gas to protect the weld pool from airborne contaminants.
The three main types of welding are stick welding also known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding.
The difference between the two is how the arc is used. In MIG welding, a wire feed constantly moves through the gun to create the spark; this melts to form the weld. In TIG welding, long, handheld rods are manually fed into the weld puddle whilst the electrical current is varied with either a torch mounted control or a foot pedal.
We work hard to ensure that our welders are protected from harmful fumes. We use extraction LEVs at every station and have air masks available for each welder. Extraction LEVs (Local Exhaust Ventilation) capture hazardous fumes and remove them from the entire workplace, keeping the individual welder safe and the whole workshop. Air masks protect the individual welder from dangerous fumes by stopping the fumes from entering their personal breathing space.
BS EN 1090 is an industry requirement for structural steel and aluminium products sold in the UK and Europe. From July 1st 2014, any manufactured structural steel components or kits made in the UK must comply. The legislation aims to standardise the safety performance of construction products being manufactured. BS EN 1090 compliant products can then carry either the CE mark, Europe, or the UKCA mark in the UK.
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