The cost to you is lower because we’ve lowered our costs for manufacturing. We employ 7 state of the art robotic Welders. Four of the welders are Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welders. CMT makes a number of work-steps superfluous. Freedom from spatter, for instance, means no post-weld machining. Being able to butt-weld light-gauge sheets means there is no need for weld-pool backing support. High gap bridge ability means better process manageability and therefore suitability for automation. And thanks to the multi-process capabilities of the welding machine, you can also perform MIG/MAG standard and pulsed-arc welding as well as CMT. On top of all this, there are all the savings that result from the loss-free gas supply to the torch, the automatic cooling unit cut-out, low open-circuit power, high efficiency, modular (and thus highly flexible) system principle, easy servicing, updates via laptop, etc. In addition to the joining of steel and aluminum, the CMT process is also highly suitable for a number of other applications. The process results in almost spatter-free brazing of hot galvanized and electrolytically galvanized sheets using a filler wire made from an alloy of copper and silicon. Ongoing trials are examining the joining of galvanized sheet (0.8 mm) and black material (5 mm), with extremely low levels of distortion of the galvanized sheet. Light-gauge welding (0.3 – 0.8 mm) of aluminum sheets is also perfectly feasible. The low level of heat insertion in the CMT process means that a weld pool is not required; even then there is no risk of weld drop-through. The results of welds performed on stainless steels and magnesium are also first class.