Fabrication and Build is where our large projects take shape. From raw material, we bend, shape, form, weld, fabricate, assemble and inspect large-scale tooling and fixtures.
Baker Industries has a 45,000 sq. ft. facility dedicated to our fabrication operations. With a bay height of 28 ft. and a max hook height of 22 ft. 6 in., Plant 2 allows massive structures for aerospace and other industries to be professionally-fabricated in a climate-controlled environment.
Throughout Plant 2, we complete start-to-finish tool processing using high-quality GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding). All projects are examined by one of our AWS-Certified Welding Inspectors before heading to our Assembly and Build Department.
- (20) MIG welders - (20) TIG welders - 750-ton hydraulic brake press - 5-axis waterjet
Gain efficiency in your operations by letting Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions manufacture your long lead time parts.
By additively manufacturing the facesheets for large aerospace composite mold tools, delivery times for completed tools can be shortened by up to several weeks – potentially reducing delivery times of entire tools by as much as 60 percent.
Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions facilities are capable of providing complete, finished tools, including:
New tooling is often a bottleneck in getting new manufacturing operations up and running on time, particularly as engineers often need to accommodate last minute design changes. Additive manufacturing can eliminate the tooling bottleneck by significantly shortening the delivery lead time.
Get functional, large-scale prototype parts in days to weeks, not weeks to months.
Large castings and forgings can easily take several months to receive. Explore whether Lincoln Electric Additive Solutions can shave your lead times by several weeks.
Aerospace Composite Tooling | Automotive Functional Prototypes | Heavy Fabrication Replacement Parts
With large format wire-based metal additive manufacturing, the part is manipulated while depositing. Advanced software is critical to address complex path planning and coordinated motion between the robot and the positioner.
We have developed height sensing and adaptive feedback software to maintain tight customer-specified tolerances.
Complex part printing can be achieved using advanced robots collaborating with positioners and motion control software.
Full control over the wire path for each layer allows for optimal process parameters and material deposition.