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5 Fun Facts about Welding

5 Fun Facts about WeldingAt Industrial Motors & Machining Inc., we're truly passionate about our industry and love learning more about it. At our local machine shop, we specialize in welding and fabrication. We can repair and remake parts for all kinds of projects. We also offer expert assistance with creating unique parts for special builds. Here's a look at five interesting facts about welding.

Space Welding

In space, astronauts are able to use a process called "cold welding," through which two pieces of metal instantly weld together when they come into contact. When in space, the metal automatically binds because there's no oxidation in the way of the metals' molecules. "Cold welding" in space first occurred in 1969.

Welding is Used for Most Man-Made Products

Over half of constructed products that go to market involve some type of welding. From personal computers to vehicles to home appliances, we constantly used welded products in our day-to-day lives.

Superfast Ship Construction

As World War II raged on, there was a need for warships to be completed at a much faster speed. Great resources were poured into large-scale welding projects, which led to the SS Robert E. Peary being built in just over four and half days. Ultimately, this ship was present for D-Day.

The Deepest Underwater Weld

In 2005, the U.S. Navy set the record for deepest underwater weld, which was completed at 2,000 feet below the surface—twice the previous record.

The First Functional Industrial Robot

General Motors employed the first functional industrial robot. In 1961, the robot, named Unimate, began work as a single-armed unit designed for spot welds. Unimate weighed more than 4,000 pounds and followed commands that were stored in an attached magnetic drum.

Welding & Fabrication in Denver, CO

When you need welding and fabrication in Denver and the surrounding area, contact Industrial Motors & Machining Inc. at (303) 872-5981. At our nearby machine shop, we can assist with a wide variety of welding projects. Feel free to give us a call today to ask us about our welding and fabrication services!

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Posted: December 2021

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