Welding the Frame

The CAD model of the final frame design is sent to a company that manufactures all the tubing to exact specification. The individual tubes are shipped in a box to be welded together.

The CAD model of the final frame design is sent to a company that manufactures all the tubing to exact specification. The individual tubes are shipped in a box to be welded together.

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The frame is assembled using a custom jig which keeps the parts in place during the welding process.

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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is a form of welding that allows for greater control over the temperatures put into the work piece. This process can yield higher quality welds but requires a skilled hand.

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Annealing: Heat is applied to the welds upon completion in order to relieve the stresses that build up after the weld cools.

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