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Wichita Custom Metal Fabrication Services

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We have over 15 years of experience in residential and commercial building. We have established reputation for always completing projects correctly. We are knowledgeable in all facts of building from new additions, decks, plumbing, to electrical and some heating and air. We have a perfectionist eye for quality and detail. We take pride in knowing that projects are done to quality standards. Our demonstrated aptitude in all phases of home repair and construction include: * Residential * Framing * Trim * Commercial * Sheetrock * Tile * New construction * Plumbing/Electrical * Doors * Additions * Cabinet & Counter installation * Decks * Remodeling * Clean and neat work habits * Landscaping * Painting

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Our attention to detail, and never trying to take short cuts to get the job done, makes the end product speak for itself, worlds above the rest.

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Carlson Products is a metal fabrication and stamping shop. We have assembly, welding, anodizing and design capabilities. We specialize in steel, stainless steel, galvanized and aluminum products. Carlson Products supplies the food service industry as well as all other metal products. Please feel free to give us a call with any products; we make just about anything out of metal.

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We do custom welding and fabrication. We have over 20 years of experience. We can weld small- and medium-size objects. We do all types of metals and fabricate all types of items. We also do repairs.

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The owner of the company is on every job site working. There will not be a crew of illegals or temp hires on your property while the project is being constructed.

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We strive to please our customers by providing great finishes on their metal projects. We are a custom welding and fabrication shop that specializes in media blasting and powder coating. We deal with several large manufacturers as well as individual customers. We have a lot of great color choices in stock, including Big Dog motorcycle colors!

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I do complete lawn care, tree trimming and removal, gardening, and home improvement. I take the time to listen to my customers and answer all their questions. My job's not finished until I have 100% customer satisfaction.

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Making sure your roof is sound and secure is incredibly important, yet many homeowners neglect their roofs. Like everything in your home, it requires maintenance. If you haven't had your roof inspected recently, we're here to help. Maintaining your roof is a low-cost way of ensuring that your home – and your family – stay safe. we always go the extra mile to make sure our clients are happy!

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I have equipment to do steel, aluminum, stainless, portable. I have over 15 years experience of welding and fabrication. I look forward to your business!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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