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MIG Welding and TIG Welding at Cutters Fabrication Solutions

Though it's one big company, Cutters Fabrication Solutions maintains two adjacent shops in south Tempe. The building at 6451 S. Ash Ave houses the company’s precision sheet metal shop, where the staff operates state-of-the-art equipment to bring even the most complex client designs to life. Across the street at 6448 S. Ash Ave, Cutters Fabrication Solutions runs its general metal fabrication shop, where the team specializes in cutting, welding, machining, and design for a number of projects within the food industry and beyond.

While every workday looks a little different at both shop locations, one thing that clients are sure to see during a visit to the Cutters Fab general metal fabrication shop on any given day is the company’s team of skilled welders at work. Cutters Fab employees specialize in the two following popular welding techniques to complete projects efficiently and get the job done well.

MIG welding

Cutters Fab often uses metal inert gas (MIG) welding for its more heavy duty projects, including its in-house modular racks and standard bakery racks. During the MIG welding process, a solid electrode is enveloped by a shielding gas and continuously fed through the welding gun as an electric arc forms between it and the base metal. The arc heats the work piece and electrode simultaneously, enabling the malleable base metals to combine with the melted welding wire and allowing all three to fuse together for a durable, reinforced bond.

In the hands of the company’s capable staff, Cutters Fab MIG welds represent a quality service at an affordable price for clients looking to assemble large-scale products from stainless steel, mild steel, or aluminum.

TIG Welding

When Cutters Fab is faced with a welding project that requires a cleaner, more aesthetic approach, the team turns to tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. A TIG weld occurs when a welding arc is created between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and a base metal. The operator then applies a filler rod to the resultant welding pool with one hand, while the other hand keeps the torch on track to fuse the rod and base metals together. TIG welds can also be autogenous, meaning the weld fuses only the base metal together and requires no filler rod. During either the process, an inert shielding gas (typically argon or helium) is applied to the electrode and weld area to protect the weld from contamination.

TIG welding is ideal for projects assembled from thinner gauge metal and is notable for its ability to create an eye-catchingly smooth end product that is generally free of the defects often found in other types of arc welding jobs. The process requires an experienced welder with a steady hand, and Cutters Fab is proud to retain its own team of experienced TIG welders in-house.

If you’re interested in learning about how Cutters Fabrication Solutions can support your next project, call us at (602) 435-8428 or send us an email at


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