Welding & Complex Fabrication Specialists –

MIG, TIG, Robotic & Laser Welding

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SubContracted Welding | Based in Coventry serving the UK

At Universal Fabrications, metal welding services are at the core of what we do. We deliver top-quality welding work to companies across a broad range of industries and our expertise spans all major welding techniques and applications. We are able to weld parts and fabricate assemblies up to an overall size of 10m x 6m x 4m with a weight of up to 10 Tonnes.

For rapid prototyping and small batch work, our 13 highly equipped welding bays allow our skilled technicians to efficiently TIG and MIG weld parts to precise specifications. For higher volume production runs, our Robotic Welding cells combined with Laser Welding technology enable consistent, repeatable welds at speeds unmatched by manual methods.

In addition, we utilise speciality techniques like spot welding and projection welding for niche applications requiring strong welded attachments. These methods allow us to securely weld components like nuts and studs where extra strength is needed. Our decades of experience, paired with cutting-edge equipment and rigorous quality control procedures, ensure we consistently deliver strong, flawless welds tailored to each customer’s unique needs.

Our welding team are coded to BS EN ISO 15613, BS EN ISO 9606-1, BS EN 9606-2, AWS D17.1m (Class B), BS EN287-1 standards and we operate to BS EN ISO 3834-2. Our quality management system is ISO 9001 certified, validating our commitment to consistent, high-quality welding services.

 

man using welding fabrication machine
robotic welding arms with sparks flying welding metal

Robotic Welding

Robotic Welding automates the welding process for high volume or complex production applications, providing benefits like higher output rates, enhanced quality, reduced labour costs, more flexibility and great safety compared to manual welding. Our robotic welding cells are ideal for the automotive, aerospace, defence and construction industries and any industry requiring rapid, precise automated welding.

close up of TIG welding process used for metal fabrication services

TIG Welding

TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, also called GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) relies on an inert argon gas shield and non-consumable tungsten electrode to lay down meticulous welds on thin sections of delicate metals like stainless, aluminium and copper alloys. The process ensures very fine, neat weld seams demanded by aerospace, automotive, and precision tube fitting applications where cleanliness and eliminating warping are vital during welding passes done on reactive or thin-gauge base materials.

Welder with torch MIG welding metal in manufacturing factory

MIG Welding

MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding also known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), feeds a continuous wire electrode protected by an inert gas to achieve high welding speeds. This efficient method joins steel and aluminium with quality and reliability across high-output industries like automotive and aerospace. The adaptable MIG process balances production volume, cost, and quality through its simplicity in operating and manipulating the arc. This facilitates the rapid fabrication of welded components demanded in assembly line manufacturing.

Close up of laser welding process by hand held laser welding machine used at welding fabrication company

Laser Welding

Laser Welding (Laser Beam Welding) introduces the next level of precision to your project. This advanced welding process uses a focused beam of high-intensity laser light to fuse two or more materials together up to thickness of 5mm. Its key benefit is to produce clean, high quality welds with minimal distortion. Laser welding can be automated with robotic welding and its ability to achieve higher production rates and reduce material waste translates to cost savings and faster turnaround times on projects.

Our Welding Machines

FANUC ROBOTIC WELDING

Fanuc robotics welding cells x6

  • 2028mm reach
  • Mild steel, stainless and aluminium
Manual Mig/Tig welding equipment in a sheet metal fabrication company

MANUAL MIG/TIG

Fronius CMT Welding Equipment

  • Cold metal transfer: the cold weather process for premium quality
  • A higher deposition rate, better gap-bridging ability and high stability
  • Extremely low heat input and an exceptionally stable arc set CMT apart from conventional mig/mag welding
Meritus spot welding machine

SPOT WELDING

Meritus Spot Welder:

  • Mild steel, stainless and aluminium

ABB ROBOTIC WELDING

ABB robotic welding cells x3

  • IRC 5 control with manipulators
  • 2500mm x 1500mm x 1500mm reach
  • Fronius CMT welding equipment
  • Mild steel, stainless and aluminium
laser welding machine MA1-65 used in metal fabrication company

LASER WELDING

Max Photonics MA1-65 Laser Welder

  • Laser Welding seam capacity up to 6.5mm on steel & stainless steel, 5.5mm on aluminium, 4.5mm on brass and 3.0 mm on copper
  • Minimal heat affected zone and material distortion.
  • 4 times faster than TIG Welding.
  • High precision welding seams.
  • Welds diverse and dissimilar materials.

Welding Fabrication Case Studies

robotic welding engine stillage manufactured  using robotic welding cells by UK fabrication company

ROBOTIC WELDING CASE STUDY: ENGINE STILLAGE

Our welding fabrication solutions have made us a long-standing partner to premier automotive manufacturers like BMW. This project highlights why leading brands rely on us for transformative fabrication outcomes across storage, transport, and automation systems.

defence sensor shaft support manufactured by welding fabrication company

MIG/TIG CASE STUDY: DEFENCE SHAFT SUPPORTS

The housing design came about after many meetings with both the Universal team of design engineers and the customers. This moved the project away from using costly machined items, to a more cost effective laser cut fabrication which was quicker to produce.

Get in touch to discuss your Welding project.