Huge opportunities exist to reduce cost with a large format laser. One customer was able to combine parts and eliminate welding in a part that had tight tolerances. Not only was the price of the part reduced, but the quality issues from weld distortion were eliminated.
We have 3 plate rolls and a large capacity angle roll. This allows us to roll cylinders up to 10' long and 1/2" thick. Our operators have the experience to hold tight tolerances and roll odd shapes, such as ovals or cones.
Hybrid Laser Welding
GMAW wire feed + Laser Welding
Hybrid laser welding is useful for very specific applications when filler metal is required. The laser beam is combined with the MIG welding weld puddle to push the molten filler metal deep into the weld joint. This process adds more heat and distortion than autogenous laser welding. It is generally used when the alloying filler metal is required for corrosion or strength, but can also be used to increase the weld speed or depth of penetration.
Food and Beverage Applications
Northern's strategy for building food grade tank minimizes costs while maintaining very high quality standards. Material handing and automated welding minimize grinding and polishing costs down stream.
Northern Manufacturing is a sheet metal fabrication company specializing in stainless steel fabrication.