Welding can result in different colored welds, but not many people understand what causes these colors and whether or not they are cause for concern. In this article, we are going to discuss the various colors you may find in a weld and what they mean.
Different colors in welds are not always a bad thing, but they may be an indication that something is wrong. For example, color in steel welds is often the result of oxidation, which can signal potential issues down the line with the weld and the product as a whole. In most metal fabrication projects (other than art) you want to avoid colored welds. If you notice any colored welds, you should talk with your metal fabrication shop. Most experienced metal fabricators take the property precautions to avoid these issues.
Taking the Proper Precautions
To prevent oxidation and other potential weld issues, it’s important to take the appropriate precautions to ensure a good weld. Keeping things clean, minimizing splatter, and adhering to proper techniques are just a few of the many steps necessary to ensuring the best weld possible. Working with a metal fabrication company with years of experience is the best way to avoid these potential issues with weld colors.
Minnesota Metal Fabrication
At Data Metalcraft, we provide turnkey, customized metal fabrication services to customers throughout Minnesota, and across the Midwest. Our team works with you throughout every step of the metal fabrication process – from initial planning to product delivery. With any fabrication project, it’s important to work with a team of experts who know what they’re doing and who you can trust. That’s exactly what you get with Data Metalcraft. Contact our metal fabrication experts today at our Chaska location to discuss your next fabrication project.