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Solving Problems Before They Become a Problem Quality and Service Behind All Our Work
Solving Problems Before They Become a Problem Quality and Service Behind All Our Work

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Stop by and see why Manufacturers all over the Chicagoland area are making Palatine Welding their metal fabricator of choice.
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Palatine Welding Personnel hard at work fabricating and welding this Stainless Steel Tank 
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Liv Likes Palatine Welding Company!!!
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Palatine Welding will have a booth at the Design 2 Parts show, in Schaumburg, IL. on May 7th & 8th, 2013. Look for our sign. See you there!!
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I know what a good weld looks like and now you do too!
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The Metal Fabricator / Welder
3/2013
This person is a tradesman, is a craftsman, and is the person that will transform concepts from idea to reality.
The tools and equipment of this occupation are ones of which a lot of respect for knowledge of the proper and safe operation, must be paid.
The work is often times very physically demanding. The environment of which these workers perform can be hostile, and uncomfortable. The processes of the actual work can add to this discomfort.
The successful fabricator is a very organized and critical thinker. On paper a project can appear to be quite abstract. The fabricator has to have the ability to untangle the spider web of information displayed on 2 dimensional documents. Will the production of the project build into an inappropriate, unachievable corner? What is the best way to proceed to successfully accomplish a project? Will you build from the ground up, from the top down, from the inside out, or any other imaginable position in 3 dimensional spaces?
The processes of metals fabrication are numerous, and varied. The materials will need to be cut, drilled, machined, formed, joined, treated, polished, or finished, depending on the project.
 
Of all these processes however, it seems that the process of joining metals is the one that commands the most interest.
The bright white arc of light at the end of the welder stick or gun, with sparks shooting out from it is wondrous sight. A word of warning is in order here. Do not look at this light for any length of time with the naked eye. It is capable of causing damage or at least very uncomfortable pain to your eyes, even at a good distance.
The welder doesn't pay too much attention to the sparks or even the bright light under his gun, unless of course a spark dances up onto an unprotected part of his clothing or his skin. These sparks can leave a small burn on the skin that all welders are fairly familiar with.  Most of the time the welder can shake it off. Stopping will be detrimental to the weld being layed down. The thing that the welder is really looking at through his dark lens and the helmet that protects his eyes and his head is below that bright light in the weld zone. The welder will see the pocket his wire makes as it is fed forward and as it weaves back the pool of molten steel that fills the void. The welder will listen to the rhythmic smooth crackle the process makes. This is the sound that tells that the process is proceeding as it should. The weave in the weld is the welder’s signature.
There is a lot of pride to be taken in the work that is accomplished in this field. Seeing a pile of raw materials become an object of somebodies imagination is naturally satisfying.
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The Challenges of a Job Shop Metal Fabricator.
Murphy's Law quite simply stated says if it can go wrong it will go wrong!
We have a great respect for that law.
We have to!
Our motto:
Solving problems before they become a problem.
It's us putting forth our best effort to make sure that nothing goes wrong.
How do we do it!!
Drumroll please!! Ta Daa - Ta Daa!
The Palatine Welding processing department.
These are the persons that except the projects from the sales staff and make sure nothing can go wrong.
That's a big responsibility, isn't it.
The owners at Palatine Welding instilled in everybody, and especially those people in this department, ask questions, ask more questions, and then ask more questions!
Don't be shy! Don't be afraid to look stupid. The only real stupid it is when you get it wrong because you didn't ask.
These processing people really need to know there business.
What is the scope of the project?
What does the customer really expect to get?
What are the properties of the materials being used in the project?
How do the processes being used to produce the project affect the properties of the materials?
Do the documents of the project contain all the information required to produce the project?
Does all the information in the project add up, and make sense?
These are just some of the general question they will ask?
Their other duties will be;
Make sure the material for the project get ordered properly and arrive when the production department requires them.
Make sure that outsourced processes are clearly and accurately presented to those vendors, and make sure those services will also produced and provided as required per the scope of the project.
Add detail and instruction in documentation to the production staff to clarify the requirements, and procedures that will be used in the production of the project.
The efforts of the persons in this department have time, and time again thwarted the calamity that Murphy's Law is capable of bestowing upon us.
Nothing is 100% guaranteed. If we can catch 95%, of problems before they get to production, that saves us a ton of aggravation.
If our inspection, and production staff can catch another 4%, before it gets out the door, well it's aggravating and will usually cost us some, but it's better than letting it slip out the door.
It's that 1%, or hopefully much less that gets out the door that gets really aggravating and costly.
This is where the dedication of Palatine Welding to the product really shows it's Metal. (Pun intended)
Palatine Welding has time, and time again shown their customers that these kind of problems will be dealt with expeditiously, and completely to their satisfaction.
The customer can also take comfort in the fact that Palatine Welding will take immediate steps to insure that it does not happen again.
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