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Duncan Aviation Adds Structural Welding Capabilities

Duncan Aviation Welder and Machinist Marcus McMeekin is now certified to perform aluminum structural welding. Click image for high-res download.

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the company’s Machining and Welding department has received certification in the AWS D1.2/D1.2M Structural Welding Code—Aluminum. This certification was earned by documenting and demonstrating proficient and consistent structural welding processes and procedures and expanding current in-house welding capabilities.

A new, high-tech aluminum MiG wire-feed welder with a digital function display was purchased to perform structural welding projects. The feedback and analysis from the onboard computer monitors all weld variables, adjusting the arc and wire feed in real-time to the technician operating it, resulting in a more consistent weld. It also saves and stores welding settings for future use, reducing set-up time.

The Duncan Aviation Machining and Welding team serves all in-house welding and machining needs with the AWS D17.1/D17.1M code for Aerospace application.  With the addition of the structural welding code, Duncan Aviation can now repair damaged scaffolding, fixtures, and stairs used by internal teams to increase safety measures. There is also the expectation of growth and the ability to provide structural welding services to regional companies in other industries.

The idea and motivation for obtaining this new certification came from an OEM in a different industry. The company approached Matt Gudgel, Duncan Aviation Machine Shop Team Leader, asking him to consider acquiring this new capability, noting that they found it challenging to find local/regional welding resources certified to perform this structural weld.

Currently, one Duncan Aviation welder/machinist, Marcus McMeekin, is certified in this welding code. There are plans to add more certified machinists by the end of the year.

For more information about Duncan Aviation’s welding and machining services, contact Matt Gudgel at +1 402.479.8107 or Matt.Gudgel@DuncanAviation.com.

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit www.DuncanAviation.aero