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Welding with Different Metals

May 20, 2020

Welding and fabrication in Toronto is essential when it comes to the customization and manufacturing of metal products. 


Useful in a myriad of fabrication processes, welding plays a large role in the success of repairs, modifications, and overall manufacturing of custom metal products.


However, a skilled welder will tell you that not all metals are welded the same. When looking for a metal to use for your next project, keep in mind the importance of selecting a metal that is easily weldable, and does not require additional pre or post-weld operations. 


In today’s blog we’ll outline some of the best metals for welding processes. Read on for more.


Stainless Steel

Stainless steel offers increased versatility when it comes to welding and fabrication in Toronto. It is chosen for its strong resistance against corrosion, making it a suitable choice for outdoor applications. Stainless steel is also highly durable and low maintenance, making it a more economical and sustainable choice in the long-term.

Mild Steel 

Mild steel offers immense ductile strength due to the low percentage of carbon in its composition. This enables mild steel to be quite weldable in comparison to higher carbon steel types. The increased weldability this metal has to offer also means welders can cut down on man-hours and electrical costs associated with welding and fabrication in Toronto, saving you time and money. 


Welding with aluminum can be a difficult task. The composition of aluminum makes it more sensitive to the formation of cracking and other structural deformities. If your project necessitates the use of aluminum it’s worth looking into choosing a filler material. However, each aluminum combination also has suggested filler metal options, all dependent on the characteristics of the welding application. If you’re still unsure about what metal to choose for your next project, get advice from a reputable machine shop that offers welding fabrication services.


Demtra Sheet Metal Industries offers the knowledge and capabilities necessary to bring your next project to life. We are here to advise on any concerns you may have in order to yield quality results. For all your metal fabrication needs, call Demtra Sheet Metal Industries today! We’d be happy to assist you.