Automated Welding Robotic Welding Applications

Robotic Welding Automation

Robotic welding is the process of using programmable robots to automate the welding process of materials. Not only does it increase production it reduces weld times, saves on weld filler and provides accurate results. There are various types of robotic welding.

Laser Beam Welding

This is the precise process of using either a continuous or a pulse laser beam to create welds. Since it is precise, the hot zone does not get very large during welding giving very defined welds with the least chance of error. A robot laser welding system consists of a servo-controlled, multi-axis mechanical arm, with a laser cutting head mounted to the face plate of the robot arm. The cutting head has focusing optics for the laser light and an integral height control mechanism.

Plasma Arc Welding

Plasma Arc Welding also known as PAW welding is when the joining of metals takes place by heating with a constricted arc between the work piece and an electrode or the constricting nozzle and the electrode. It is similar to gas tungsten arc welding since the arc is formed between a pointed tungsten electrode and the work piece. It allows for the Keyhole Effect (complete single-pass penetration) and smaller heat zones allowing for accurate welds and plasma welding robots allow more flexibility with easy adjustments to the velocity and temperatures at which the weld is formed.

Resistance Spot Welding

This process also known as Spot Welding uses two different welding heads on either side of two pieces of metal causing the surfaces between the two pieces of metal to fuse to a weld nugget. The welding heat is generated by an electrical current. No electrical arc is struck on the base material. Instead, the current ‘feeds back’ creating excessive resistance, friction, and heat. Spot welding is quick and easy to perform and simple to automate in a manufacturing process.

At BP Precision Machining we not only have a team of machinists, but a full team of engineers through our partner company BP Automation where the machine that you need can be built to your needs.

Video – Large Panel Robotic Welding Robotic automation is used to improve the efficiency of welding processes.

For more information contact BP Precision or call 780-448-9338.

Information About Water Jet Cutting | Services in Edmonton AB

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WaterJet Cutting Services are set to increase in 2020 and beyond. This is highly due to the increase in automation activity that continues to increase. As the need for automating activities and increased materials is needed there are many reasons why companies choose WaterJet Cutting as their main source of material cutting. Industries that use this type of cutting include Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Oil & Gas, Transportation, Agriculture, and Architecture. A Waterjet cutting machine can cut various materials producing little to no waste in the form of fumes and gases that other forms of cutting can produce.

Why WaterJet Cutting Is The Best Form of Cutting

WaterJet Cutting uses a cold cutting process, resulting in little to no heat damage and much less stress on your material. When it comes to the final product a waterjet cutting machine creates a smooth finish requiring less secondary finishing. Waterjet Cutting Machines also have less kerf and high accuracy allowing us to cut almost any material.

BP Precision can provide Water Jet Cutting Services in Edmonton, AB – including on-demand stock for the following materials:

Carbon Steel 44W/50W/QT100

Stainless Steel Plates 304/316

Aluminum 6061/5052

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BP Precision products Protective Sneeze Guards For Business

Protective Sneeze Guards for cashiers

The current pandemic of COVID-19 has changed many of our lives and the way we operate. Protective measures are being taken by all individuals and businesses during this time. We know that essential services are in need of plastic sneeze guards and protective shields here in Edmonton, AB for cashiers.

Help protect your employees and customers from the spread of germs and viruses. Guards can be fabricated to fit your space requirements. If you have specific design requirements, we can develop plastic replacement windows or guards to match your exact needs.

You can choose from two options for your custom size and design needs

1. Collapsable Sneeze Guard and Barrier

2. Stand Alone Sneeze Guard and Barrier

Contact BP Precision Machining to order your custom Sneeze Guard. We are taking rush orders and custom orders. Orders will be completed in the order that they are received.

API Machine Shop – BP Precision Machining Services Edmonton, AB

At BP Precision Machining Safety and Quality is the top priority when it comes to our operations. When it comes to CNC machining, Manual Machining, Water Jet Cutting, API Threading and Welding we strive for the best quality for our finished parts and products created for our clients.

API Spec Q1 is a company level certification. It is published by the American Petroleum Institute, also known as API. It applies to those companies that manufacture equipment or components of equipment that are used in oil and gas production. As a company, you must submit your quality manual for approval as well as host an on-site audit that is conducted by an API Official. Certain elements like reviews and risk mitigation items outline in the standard. They must be audited every year ongoing to ensure that requirements are being upheld.

Oil and natural gas companies that rely on parts making, wellhead machining and oilfield machining services require an API Certified Machine Shop. Using a strict quality control process, advanced technology, and a highly-skilled experienced team, we are able to produce precision products that are second to none along with a professional and personalized level of service. BP Precision Quality – Learn More About Our Quality Standards

BP Precision holds the following Certifications. The API Specification Q1 is “The registration and approved quality management system to design and manufacture of drill through and wellhead components; provision of threading and custom machine services” The Certificate of Authority to use the Official API Monogram.

3 Myths About CNC Machining – CNC Machine Shop Edmonton, AB

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Little Experience Is Needed For CNC Machining

With the ease of use of so many machines today many will tell you that you need very little experience to provide quality services however this is the furthest from the truth. The latest technology in CNC Machines comes equipped with visual programming systems, automatic tool presetters, high-tech work probes and a wide variety of tools and add-ons to make the process easier. It is however up to the operator how the machines will perform its task and it takes experience with the process and procedures required to effectively produce quality parts on a consistent basis.

The CNC Machine Can be Set Only Once For Each Part

With the advancements in machine automation in the last decade itis easy to believe that most processes can be automated. However, when it comes to the CNC Machine an experienced operator still needs to be vigilant of every part being produced by the CNC Machine. Tools break can break and parts within the machine can shift or an insert may wear down. A machinist must then intervene in order to maintain the quality of the part and prevent future problems. As the client will want all the parts precisely made.

You Can Predict When a Job Will Complete

With customers ordering quick turn around times and the advancements in technology it is becoming simpler to predict the approximate time that a job will complete. If a job has a 5 minute cycle time with 30 seconds in between to unload and reload and 100 parts are required you can estimate 9 hours for the job. There are many factors that the operator needs to think about though. For, example how long will cutting tools last and the possibility of replacing dull tools? Also how the operator will keep up with the machine. It is easy to make a prediction however of when the new job will be completed but a precise answer is almost impossible. It is best to be cautious and leave plenty of time for production due to possible machine interruptions and other factors.

As a recap it is important that you choose a CNC Machine Shop that will provide quality services but also has experienced machinists operating within the shop. BP Precision Machining is a machine shop in Edmonton, AB. With years of experience and highly advanced capabilities, we are confident we can handle extremely complex requirements for machines that are applied in a wide range of applications. If you are looking for CNC Machining Services Edmonton Contact Us Today.

Qualities of a Top Machine Shop

There are many Machine Shop Best Practices to ensure that you will be provided the best quality services.


A quality machine shop will provide transparency on what type of outcomes they can produce such as what machinery and techniques they use, what materials they can work with, and the outputs or tolerances that they can accomplish. This way, you can fairly assess if all the machining processes can be performed in-house. All work that is done through BP Precision is done in house and through our strict process, we inform our clients about each step in our machining processes.


Having a skilled team to operate a precision machining environment is absolutely crucial to success. BP Precision Machining has the skilled craftsmen and the advanced machinery available to produce high quality one of a kind piece or in volume. A machine shop should be run by experienced machinists who are knowledgeable and thorough in their work. Our experience, knowledge, and sense of urgency are why our customers value our service and trust us with their quick turned prototyped machined parts.

Quality Machines

A machine shop with top capabilities is certainly an indicator that you’ve found an experienced supplier. A machine shop with the latest machines in technological advancement can provide the best quality outputs and materials. BP Precision not only has quality CNC Machines, but they also have a Waterjet Cutting Machine and provide Waterjet Cutting Services with on stock demand products for immediate on-demand rush services.

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A competitive machine shop should not only have quality machine shops, but it should have proper maintenance. This includes maintaining the machines on a regular basis, as well as ensuring that the machinists have preventative maintenance practices. Tools should also be properly cleaned and protected from rust and at top safety standards.


Quality Safety Regulations ensures that a machine shop follows the best practices and provides quality products. BP Precision is an API Q1, ISO 9001:2015 certified machine shop and holds an API Spec. 6A, 7-1, Monogram.