Welding Consultants

Welding is the process of joining two materials together at a localized union.  Welding is found in every industry and is a vital manufacturing process for the fabrication of tools and equipment we utilize every day.  Welding includes your typical metal type welding processes, as well as, brazing, soldering, and the solvent welding of many plastics. Caulfield Engineering’s consultants have specialized experience in numerous joining processes such as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW/MIG), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc gas welding (GTAW/TIG).

Weld Analysis

Weld & Joint Failure Analysis

Caulfield Engineering’s team of welding consultants has investigated and solved complex welding problems in a variety of materials and welding processes.  Our welding consultants can and have identified welding failure types such as cracking, inclusions, and lamellar tearing in many different engineering alloys.  Their experience and understanding of potential imperfections from the welding process allow them to provide guidance in the techniques to limit or reduce these imperfections.  Our engineers and scientists use a wide range of weld and joint failure analysis techniques to determine failure modes and locations on welded structures.  

Weld Failure Analysis and Testing Services

Our weld testing services can detect areas that include weld overload, a poor welding method, metallurgical failure, weld defects and joint design. Our services also include:

  • Macroscopic & analysis techniques
  • Photographic documentation
  • Optical & scanning electron microscopy
  • Fracture surface evaluation
  • Bending Testing
  • Load Testing
  • Metallography
  • Tensile Testing
  • And many others

Caulfield Engineering provides welding consultation services to a wide range of industries, for example:

  • Railroad and heavy equipment manufacturing,
  • Automotive and commercial vehicle manufacturing,
  • Food processing
  • Chemical processing
  • Petrochemical and Industrial
  • Power generation
  • Pipelines
  • Medical tool and implants