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Whitfield Welding joins Canada Makes

Canada Makes is pleased to announce Whitfield Welding as the latest addition to its additive manufacturing Whitfield Weldingnetwork. Since 1985, Windsor, Ontario based Whitfield Welding has provided customers with high quality, quick turnaround overlay welding service. Laser Cladding, Laser DED, and Robotic CMT Welding are among Whitfield’s arsenal of high technology additive solutions.

“Whitfield Welding is excited to be a part of Canada Makes’ growing network of companies! We were part of the first trade mission to Germany in 2016 and have been recently involved in their Metal Additive Demonstration Program. The support and funding that comes from Canada Makes has moved awareness of additive technology forward at great benefit to companies like ours.”

“Canada Makes is proud to welcome Whitfield’s unique capabilities to its network,” said Frank Defalco, Manager Canada Makes. “Innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations are at the heart of the work Whitfield does in the additive sector. I look forward to working closely with them in offering their expertise to Canadian companies in need of their special capabilities.”

Below are lists of Whitfield’s capabilities and the advantages they offer to their customers.

Capabilities Advantages
  • 50,000 lbs. Crane Capacity
  • Open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week and half day on Saturday – we can accommodate special requests after hours
  • 2 4kW Lasers
  • ID Head capable of cladding IDs as small as 3.25 inches
  • Full 3D modeling and CAM control ensures repeatability and accuracy
  • Off-line simulation for quick and accurate development
  • Over 20 different cladding materials on-site including many different grades of cobalt, nickel and carbide based alloys
  • Minimal dilution is achieved to keep the desired properties of the cladded material
  • Low heat input, ideal for heat treated alloys
  • Laser cladding drastically increases lifetime of critical parts
  • Well suited for robot control which gives excellent process replication
  • Higher deposition rate and larger work envelope than traditional laser additive machines