Arrowhead Auto Body uses the latest technology from Pro Spot for welding, including; Pulse MIG, Nitrogen Plastic and Inverter Resistance Spot Welder.
Cars manufactured today are commonly built using more than 10 different types of steel. Steels such as AHSS, HSS, T.R.I.P. and BORON are extremely advanced metals with yield tensile strengths of over 1,000 MPa (Megapascals). The i4 Pro Spot welder allows us to weld these modern steels efficiently and easily while reproducing a factory spot weld.
The i4 Inverter Resistance Spot welder is designed to handle the difficult-to weld materials such as boron steels and advanced high strength alloys (AHSS). These new metals are rapidly becoming the material of choice among car manufacturers because of their strength and reduction in weight. This welder allows us to produce the welds that are indicated in the manufacturers repair procedures to ensure your vehicle is repaired to OEM guidelines. The i4 includes an OEM programmable feature with detailed repair illustrations and customized weld programs.
The SP-2 Smart MIG welder has two MIG torches that can be setup for aluminum, brazing, and steel welding. This welder uses synergic pulse technology which is a method of welding that uses current pulses from the power source to control transfer of the droplets of molten filler material in the arc to produce a stable and spatterfree arc.
Why is this important? The application of heat on high strength steel (HSS) and ultra high strength steel (UHSS) causes these metals to weaken or even destroy alloys over 980 MPa. This welder allows our technicians to produce MIG plug welds or butt welds that do not affect the HAZ (Heat Affect Zone) by reducing welding temperatures.
Another feature of this welder is the MIG brazing which uses silicon bronze wire that joins together two pieces of metal rather than fusing the metals. This method is becoming more prevalent with more vehicle manufacturers using it in their repair procedures because of it’s reduced heat.
The last feature of this welder is the aluminum capabilities which allows us to work on vehicles with aluminum components, like the new 2015 Ford F150, which has a complete aluminum body.