If it can be welded, VLA welders can weld it. Steve and Melcolm are equipped to do Metal Inert Gas (MIG), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), shielded arc, and oxycetaline welding as well as brazing and soldering. They can also do plasma welding if needed, and plasma cutting.

They are currently working on buiding a mock-up of the vertex room of one of the VLA antennas to aid in the design of the new Expanded VLA feed mount system.

Steve works on a project in the welding shop. He also doubles as an antenna mechanic when they need him for big projects, like changing an azimuth bearing.
Melcolm and Steve pause for a picture...
Melcolm and Steve
Modified on Friday, 26-Sep-2008 12:09:37 MDT