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Cedar Rapids Welders

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4.0
from 7 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff A.
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Marty did a great job fixing my dishwasher, very knowledgeable and very reasonable. Already have him quoting me some additional projects.

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Engineered Welding, Inc. provides precision robotic and manual welding. Equipment includes: HD Plasma, 4 pulse welding robots, manual pulse MIG and TIG, 160 ton press, and sawing. In 2010 we manufactured 10,000 hydraulic reservoirs, and over 35,000 farm implement parts. We hard-faced 20,000 bits for the coal mining industry using robotics. Engineered Welding, Inc. has a full-time welding engineer and CWI.

  • 19 years in business
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I offer all types of welding services (mig, tig, stick, carbon arc gouging), both mobile and in-house. I have 25 years of experience, mostly in AG and heavy equipment fabrication and repair. I am certified, insured and reasonable. No job is too small for me. I have a 40x60 shop, and answers phone calls 7 days a week. I also provide a 24/7 mobile service. I am also a Cedar Rapids-certified flood contractor (license #C103565). You can also find me in the Cedar Rapids Yellowbook and Yellow Pages books. My services include: * welding - fabricate and repair all metals (aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron and special alloys) - gouge and weld cracks - replace teeth and cutting edges on skid steer and track hoe buckets - remove broken bolts - fabricate handrail and ornamental iron (pictures are available on my website) - antique repair - aluminum boat and pontoon repair - small aluminum tools (nail guns, saws, etc.) - plasma cut to ¾ and part 1” - hard facing * portable - Miller Trailblazer gas engine welder - 300’ reach stick and mig - 100’ reach tig - 25’ reach carbon arc - 200’ reach oxyacetylene - welder can be unloaded, is on hard fiberglass castors, and will go through 22” wide x 36” high, approximately 700 pounds * machining - Bridgeport vertical turret mill, 9x42 table with horizontal attachment and 3-axis digital read out - 13x24 Cincinnati engine lathe with taper attachment - 7x12 wet cutting band saw * bending - Hossfeld #2 draw bender - rolling up to ½ x 4 - metal craft 2-3 and 3-4 scroll benders - pickett twister 3/4 cap. cold form

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Services offered: Welding (aluminum, steel, stainless, and copper) fabrication, plasma cutting, some machining (lathe, and mill), drilling, as well as repair of boats, props, rudders (skags), and pontoons. I have experience in welding and refurbishing copper switches for the electrical industry, and in fabrication of steel and aluminum fences, range covers, art pieces, display frames, water holding tanks, tables for butcher shops, and railings. I also do trailer repair, and anti-theft systems. I am a certified welder, and have over 25 years experience in welding and machining. Customers love the turnaround time, and low overhead which is convenient and cost-efficient.

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I can weld on almost anything, from hand railings to large equipment, building loader buckets, catwalks and staircases.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Holmes Welding fabrication has been working with the Cedar Valley building different projects for low prices meeting customers needs in a safely manner.

Q & A

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How many types of welding are there?

Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

  • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
  • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
  • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
  • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

How long is welding training?

Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

Where can I take welding classes?

Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

How much is welding training?

The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

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