Welding is a fabrication process that joins common materials such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum and others by melting the base material and adding a filler material to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to become a strong joint. There are numerous welding processes including Gas Metal Arc (GMAW or MIG), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW or stick), Tungsten Inert Gas (GTAW or TIG), resistance (spot) welding and others to cover the broad range of material and process applications.
Some of the key benefits from weld fume filtration include:
- Worker health protection and minimized potential long term liability
- Energy savings and conservation through recirculated conditioned air
- Extended machine life
- Improved part / product quality
- Reduced housekeeping
- OSHA & EPA regulation compliance