NS ARC is dedicated to providing the highest quality welding wire solutions with a strong focus on stringent quality control measures to maintain the highest standard in the welding wire industry. Our facilities located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Niles, Michigan, are fully equipped with extensive technology and equipment. Our manufacturing plants are designed to produce welding wire that exceeds the highest industry standards set by the American Welding Society (AWS), ABS, and others.
We ensure all our products are produced under strict quality control procedures and protocols. Our welding wires are subjected to rigorous testing so they surpass required industry standards. Our dedicated team of quality control experts uses the latest equipment to carry out tests across our entire product line. Here is an overview of the key quality control measures we undertake for our welding wires:
We meticulously verify the grade of each welding wire to ensure it aligns with the required specifications for the intended application.
We employ advanced equipment to measure the diameter of our welding wires precisely.
Our quality control experts conduct visual inspections of the welding wire to identify any visual defects, such as surface imperfections or irregularities.
Coating Weight (if applicable)
When dealing with coated welding wires, we carefully measure and control the coating weight. The coating serves as a protective layer, and maintaining the correct coating weight ensures optimal performance.
We assess the cast of the welding wire, which refers to its overall uniformity and consistency. This promotes a consistent wire shape to facilitate smooth feeding during the welding process.
The helix of the welding wire refers to its twist or spiral pattern. We meticulously measure and control the helix, as excessive or inconsistent twisting can affect the wire’s feedability and lead to welding difficulties.
The level wind of the welding wire involves the even distribution and alignment of the wire on the spool. Our precision level winding promotes smooth and uninterrupted wire feeding.
Lubrication is essential for proper wire feeding and minimizing friction during welding. We carefully monitor and maintain the appropriate lube weight to ensure smooth wire movement, preventing issues such as wire jamming or inconsistent feeding.
The condition of the packaging and wrapping materials is crucial to protect the welding wire from moisture, contaminants, and physical damage. We inspect the packaging integrity to ensure the welding wire arrives in excellent condition and is ready for immediate use.
Accurate and clear labeling allows for quick and easy product identification and traceability. Product specifications and safety warnings are properly labeled on our welding wire packaging.
Customer Specific Tests (as required)
NS ARC collaborates with our customers as required to conduct specialized tests or inspections to ensure that our welding wire meets their specific applications and surpasses their expectations.
As the largest dedicated welding wire brand in the United States, we go beyond AWS standards to ensure that our products exceed the expectations of our customers, delivering unmatched welding quality that can’t be found anywhere else in the industry. We are committed to providing welding wires that are not only of the highest quality but are also safe and reliable. Our facilities, equipment, rigorous product testing, and quality control beyond industry standards make NS ARC welding wire solutions a go-to choice around the world.
WELDING WIRE CERTIFICATIONS
Certifications are a vital aspect of ensuring the quality and reliability of NS ARC welding wire solutions while building trust with our customers. Our certifications involve an annual evaluation process where an organization representative, such as one from ABS, conducts an audit to assess whether our welding wire meets the required criteria. Chemistry plays a crucial role in certification, as specific ranges must be met to ensure optimal welding performance. By adhering to these chemistry requirements, certified welding wire offers consistent and reliable results. Obtaining certifications validates our dedication to maintaining the highest quality standards, assuring customers that our products undergo rigorous testing and audits by recognized authorities in the welding industry.
NS ARC proudly holds the distinction of being a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) supplier of welding wire. Our commitment to diversity and inclusivity extends beyond the wire – it’s ingrained in our business ethos. Partnering with a WBE supplier like NS ARC is more than just a transaction; it’s an opportunity to support women entrepreneurs and contribute to a more inclusive economy.
Our team of welding experts is available to provide you with the information that you’re looking for, whether you need some guidance or advice for your next welding project or you’re not sure which welding wire best suits your application.