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Slot and Tab FitUp for Easy Welding

Fixture-less Welding with Slot and Tab Fit-Up

Slot and Tab Fitup

We design our welding kits with either slot and tab or Hole and pin fitup at the intersections of various steel members. Our lasers cut these slots and tabs with high precision, and they snap together kind of like a life sized LEGO® reducing the need for clamps, jigs or fixtures.


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Slot and Tab Fit-up at Tube and Gusset

Tube Intersection Fit-Up at Gusset Slot and Tab

Weldables pre-cut kits utilize the slot and tab fit-up at intersecting joints for ease of assembly and welding. Slot and tab fit-up can reduce or eliminate the need for fixtures or jigs. usually all that is needed is a clamp, or often just snapping the intersections together will suffice until it is welded. Below is an example of the intersection of two 1.25″ tubes with the addition of a gusset to add strength. The steel tube is 12 gauge and the gusset is 1/8″ or .125″ plate.

slot and tab tube gusset fitup