We Have the Equipment, Expertise & Process Qualifications to Weld a Variety of Materials
For Higher Volume Applications We Can Employ Our Robotic Welding Capabilities to Reduce Cost
Our Qualification List Includes AWS D1.1, AWS D1.2, AWS D17.1 & MIL-STD-3040 for Armor Plate
USS-LMT has 2 Robotic welding cells. Our first cell features 1 robot and 2 positioning tables. Our second system, purchased in 2019, features 2 robots and 2 positioning tables.
During the manufacturing planning stage, our mechanical engineers and welding technicians collaborate to design robust welding fixtures that account for the following:
Material alloy and heat treatment
Access for welding torches
Thermal distortion during the weld process
Post weld distortion due to residual stresses
Fixture induced distortion due to clamping forces
Post welding grinding/sanding
Post welding heat treatment or stress relieving
USS-LMT has 5 Manual Welding Stations for MIG and TIG welding of aluminum and steel alloys.
We also have the necessary capability in-house to preheat parts and perform Fluorescent Dye Inspections.
With over 50+ years of combined experience, our welders are capable of tackling the most complex welding projects.
Welding Armor Plate
USS-LMT is qualified to weld armor plate per MIL-STD-3040 for both critical and ballistic grade joints.
Our qualifications extend to our robotic systems which have successfully produced and delivered over 1,000 Armored Antenna Mounts to the US Army.
Our team has intimate familiarity with critical aspects of welding armor plate including Joint Preparation, control of the Heat-Affected Zone, applications that require Multi-Pass Welding, and control of Thermal Distortions which can affect dimensional accuracy.