Duncan Aviation continues to build on its portfolio of services with its machining and welding department achieving certification for the AWS D1.2/D1.2M Structural Welding Code—Aluminum. The Lincoln, Nebraska-headquartered MRO obtained the certification after documenting and demonstrating proficient and consistent structural welding processes and procedures.
It also comes as Duncan Aviation had purchased a new, high-tech aluminum MiG wire-feed welder with a digital function display to perform structural welding projects. An onboard computer monitors all weld variables and adjusts the arc and wire feed in real-time to provide for a more consistent weld. In addition, the computer saves and stores welding settings for future use.
Duncan Aviation’s team can provide a range of welding and machining services with the AWS D17.1/D17.1M code for aerospace applications. Duncan Aviation further can now also repair damaged scaffolding, fixtures, and stairs used by internal teams and the company expects it can expand its services to regional companies in other industries.
Matt Gudgel, Duncan Aviation machine shop team leader, pursued the capabilities when an OEM in a different industry approached him, saying it was challenging to find local/regional welding resources certified to perform this structural weld, Duncan Aviation said.
Duncan Aviation has certified welder/machinist Marcus McMeekin in the welding code and plans to add more certified machinists by the end of the year.