Advancing Welding Techniques: nexAir’s Contribution to Industry Evolution


As the welding industry evolves, so must the techniques and technologies supporting them. At nexAir, we’ve been at the forefront of advancing welding practices, delivering innovative gas solutions and expert guidance to help our customers stay ahead of the curve.

Pioneering Shielding Gas Mixtures

One of the key areas where nexAir has made significant contributions is in the development of advanced shielding gas mixtures. Shielding gases protect the weld pool from atmospheric contamination and influence weld quality, productivity, and cost-efficiency. Our welding experts have formulated a range of precision gas mixtures tailored to specific materials, welding processes, and application requirements.

For example, our proprietary argon, carbon dioxide, and oxygen blends have revolutionized gas metal arc welding (GMAW) of carbon and low-alloy steels. These mixtures optimize arc stability, droplet transfer, and weld penetration, resulting in faster travel speeds, reduced spatter, and exceptional weld quality. Similarly, our specialized mixtures for tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding deliver superior arc control, weld bead appearance, and productivity across a wide range of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, and exotic alloys.

Advancements in Laser Welding Gases

As laser welding technologies gain prominence in precision manufacturing applications, nexAir has been at the vanguard of developing gas solutions that maximize the benefits of this advanced process. Our high-purity laser welding gases, including helium, argon, and nitrogen, are designed to enhance laser beam transmission, plasma suppression, and weld pool shielding.

We’ve also pioneered using specialized gas mixtures for laser welding challenging materials, such as copper, titanium, and high-strength steels. These mixtures fine-tune the thermal and optical properties of the laser-material interaction, enabling deeper penetration, reduced porosity, and improved mechanical properties of the welded joint. By pushing the boundaries of laser welding gas technology, nexAir is helping manufacturers achieve new levels of precision, productivity, and performance.

Innovations in Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, revolutionizes how parts and components are designed and produced. Many additive processes, such as selective laser melting (SLM) and direct metal deposition (DMD), rely on shielding gases to protect the melt pool and control the microstructure of the deposited material. nexAir has pioneered the development of gas solutions specifically formulated for additive manufacturing applications.

Our additive manufacturing gases, including argon, nitrogen, and helium blends, are designed to optimize the printing process and ensure the quality and repeatability of the final product. We work closely with additive equipment manufacturers and end-users to develop customized gas mixtures that meet the unique requirements of different materials, such as titanium, nickel alloys, and stainless steels. By supporting the advancement of additive manufacturing, nexAir is helping to unlock new possibilities for lighter, stronger, and more complex parts across industries.

Welding Process Optimization Services

In addition to our cutting-edge gas solutions, nexAir offers comprehensive welding process optimization services. Our welding experts work directly with customers to analyze their current welding operations, identify areas for improvement, and implement tailored solutions that drive quality, productivity, and cost savings.

Through advanced process monitoring, data analytics, and metallurgical expertise, we help customers fine-tune their welding parameters, consumables, and gas selections for optimal performance. We also provide training and support to ensure that welding operators are equipped with the knowledge and skills to take full advantage of our gas solutions and process recommendations.

By partnering with nexAir for welding process optimization, our customers have achieved significant benefits, such as increased weld speed, reduced rework and scrap rates, improved weld consistency, and enhanced operational efficiency. Our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation in welding has made us a trusted partner for companies looking to stay at the forefront of their industries.

The Future of Welding with nexAir

As industries evolve, nexAir remains dedicated to advancing welding techniques and technologies. We’re constantly exploring new frontiers in welding gas chemistry, such as using alternative shielding gases like helium and hydrogen blends for high-performance applications. We’re also investing in research and development to create next-generation gas solutions enabling faster, more efficient, and more precise welding processes.

In addition to our gas innovations, we’re leveraging digital technologies to provide our customers with real-time insights into their welding operations. Through the use of sensors, IoT platforms, and cloud-based analytics, we’re enabling predictive maintenance, process optimization, and quality control capabilities that will help our customers stay ahead of the curve.

At nexAir, we’re proud to be at the forefront of advancing welding techniques and supporting the evolution of industries. Our combination of innovative gas solutions, expert KnowHow™, and commitment to customer success has made us a leader in the welding industry. As we look to the future, we’ll continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in welding, helping our customers Forge Forward and achieve new levels of quality, productivity, and performance.

Ready to take your welding operations to the next level? Contact nexAir today to learn more about our advanced welding gas solutions, process optimization services, and expert support. Together, we can help you stay at the cutting edge of your industry and achieve your most ambitious welding goals.


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