We do a variety of welding, including MIG, TIG, Stick and Silver solder.

We can weld on almost any material from steels to brass/bronze in shop or on site with our Portable Shop truck. We have performed repairs that other shops in town and around the area, sometimes around the world, say cannot be done. We may not always be able to complete the repair but we are always willing to try. We will work with and for the customer to give it a try without extending a huge cost to them.


MIG welding makes for a quick, strong weld that can be performed in a timely manner. The process is perfect when building high volume parts as it is an easy quick setup and helps keep costs down when building large volume production parts. When used to build up worn parts and shafts, this is a great choice if that item doesn’t require a flawless finish.


TIG welding is used with alloy steels, cast irons and aluminum. This type of welding provides an option to perform a precise, strong weld with regular controlled heat and arc input. This process provides a high quality, typically flawless finish when machined. (depending on the quality of the base material). We use this for seal surfaces and other finishes that need to be free of imperfections. With TIG we can weld aluminum and other difficult to weld materials. This is due to the capabilities to control variables such as heat, cleanliness, slower weld times and more controlled arc/weld puddle.


Stick Welding at Trico Machining Medicine Hat

STICK welding is generally used with steels and cast irons where cost can be controlled. Where strength is a concern this type of welding can provide a strong and quality fix. STICK/ARC welding is usually Our go-to process for parts we are concerned about in terms of strength and would take too long and cost too much to do with TIG. We will build up large seal surfaces with STICK as it is a faster weld process than TIG and typically can deposit more weld material faster and complete larger components more quickly.

Silver Solder

Silver Solder is a process that is used to fix and repair small hydraulic lines, fittings, tubes, etc. This is used for smaller precise jobs that require more precision. This process is used on small fittings and hydraulic lines when TIG or other processes may not be the answer. This is a very strong and resilient way to fix high pressure small parts.