Welding is the process of joining together metal pieces or parts by heating the surfaces to the point of melting using a blowtorch, electric arc, or other means, and uniting them. Welding is utilized in every industry and is an important manufacturing process to make tools and equipment we use every day. Welding includes common welding processes as well as brazing, soldering, and the solvent welding of many plastics. Vista Engineering’s consultants have specialized experience in many joining processes such as gas metal arc welding (GMAW/MIG), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc gas welding (GTAW/TIG).
Dr. Raymond Thompson is a Fellow of the American Welding Society and has been awarded the Life Membership award among many other recognitions. Please see our post here for more information.