Career Industries to Enter After You Learn Welding

Throughout their education, students inevitably ask themselves what they will be qualified to do upon completion of their studies. Individuals in full degree programs and technical studies alike ask this, and the answers vary. Four-year degree students might major in education, with the logical career path being teaching, or perhaps they study communication, which is […]

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TIG Welding Overview and Applications

The welding industry as a whole incorporates several means and methodologies of completing welding projects. MIG welding, soldering and arc welding are just the start of an extensive list. Another way to fuse metal comes in the form of TIG welding, and young welders might wish to earn their TIG welding certification. To help you […]

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Starting Your Welder’s Vocabulary

Welding is a field that requires not only specialized skills but also an understanding of the background knowledge to put these skills to good use. As with any industry, welding has a language all its own, and adept welders must have a groundwork to build from. So if you’re considering welding as a career path, […]

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Five Basic Tips for TIG Welding

Tungsten Inert Welding (a.k.a. TIG welding or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) is a form of arc welding used to produce high purity welds. For this reason, it is commonly used in the nuclear, aviation, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. While MIG welding uses a metal coil that is fed continuously through the gun, TIG […]

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HVAC Technician Training and Career Opportunities

Careers in HVAC are increasing with the growing engagement with green energy, indoor air quality improvement, and energy efficient upgrades. While there are many aspects to work within the HVAC industry, most technicians will choose a particular concentration. After gaining sufficient experience, there may also be opportunities for technicians to work in management or sales […]

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Cleaning Base Metals for Better Welds

No matter the material or the style of welding, it is important to work using clean base metals. Metals with surface rust, dirt, soot, and other forms of corrosion can make the task of welding more difficult as well as produce weaker welds. Impurities on the surface of a base metal or filler material can […]

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Uses and Advantages of Flux-Core Arc Welding

Flux-core arc welding (FCAW) is an automatic or semi-automatic electric arc welding process. In practice it is very similar to MIG welding, in which both use the filler wire as an electrode for the arc. Some of the same equipment can even be used for both MIG and flux-core welding. However, the filler wire is […]

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Welding Techniques for Different Types of Metals

Welders are responsible not only for knowing a variety of welding techniques, but for how to weld a variety of metals. Different metals possess different properties, and a technique that works well on one metal may produce a very poor weld on another. Here is an overview of welding requirements for different metals and alloys. […]

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What is Plasma Cutting?

Plasma cutters have been in use since the ‘60s as a method of cutting or cutting shapes out of metal. During World War II, a new form of welding emerged using inert gas together with an electric arc. This style of welding protected welds from the effects of oxygen and nitrogen in the atmosphere, which […]

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Ways to Become a Plumber in Tulsa

There are a couple of routes that a person can take in order to become a plumber. One such way is to take part in an apprenticeship program, while another common route involves going to a trade school. No matter the path that a person chooses to follow to become a plumbing professional, he or […]

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Gain the Skills of a Pipefitter

Pipefitters are workers who plan out, put together, install, maintain, and fix various types of piping systems, such as heating and cooling, marine, commercial, and industrial systems. They also deal with pipe supports and related equipment and use a variety of techniques to assemble and secure pipes, such as brazing, welding, and soldering. Once piping […]

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Consider a Technical Career: Steamfitting

Pipes that transport water, air, and other liquids and gases are essential in nearly all structures, such as homes, factories, and commercial businesses. Steamfitters build and install pipe systems and related components. They sketch pipe systems and plan the layout and then attach the pipes to walls and structures using various tools, welding equipment, and […]

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Welding Safety Standards to Observe

Welding is a process that involves extreme precision and focus. Given the use of complex equipment as well as heat and sparks that are generated during welding operations, safety is a chief concern in the industry. Welders must follow a rigid set of OSHA and American Welding Society (AWS) safety regulations in order to protect […]

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Commonly Encountered Plumbing Issues

Home ownership is a joy most of the time. You can decorate with your own style, landscape with pretty flowers and so much more. But maintaining a home comes with its challenges, too. One biggie is plumbing. We’re not all well-versed in the inner workings of water systems, and problems there may cause a panic, […]

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Nondestructive Testing in Welding

In the welding industry, workers do more than fuse metal together. Technicians also conduct quality control operations to ensure that an item is properly constructed and bonded. That’s where nondestructive testing (NDT) comes in. Nondestructive Testing Explained Nondestructive testing aids certified welders in quality control management, but how? NDT involves using a series of techniques […]

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The Challenging Art of Shipfitting

The year was 1912, and the vessel deemed by many to be “unsinkable” had set sail. This ship was the Titanic, as you may have guessed, and that particular story had an unfortunate ending. Tragic as it was, this ship started out as a wondrous thing to behold, a compliment to those men who had […]

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The Benefits of Solar Energy

Energy is a sore topic of discussion. “My electric bill was astronomical!” and “I can’t believe the price of gas went up again!” are frequent complaints. Luckily, we can do something to ease the tension in the air—make better use of alternate energy sources. It’s a trendy topic, but we should learn even more. And […]

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What Does a Boilermaker Do?

After completing Tulsa Welding School’s pipefitting training program, graduates have the basic skills needed to work in a number of industries in a range of entry-level positions, including that of a boilermaker. In general, boilermakers create the components for boilers as well as install, repair, and re-pipe commercial steam and hot water boilers. These boilers […]

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New Research Claims Renewable Energy Could Power Grid 99% of the Time

While solar energy is sometimes criticized as not being cost effective or too unreliable, new research from the University of Delaware and Delaware Community College is finding out just the opposite. By 2030, the authors of the study predicted, renewable energy could produce enough energy to power a large electric grid 99.9% of the time […]

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Working in the Technical Fields: Myth vs. Fact

Myth: You have to be big and strong to work in the technical fields. Fact: While workers have to be physically fit to work in the skilled trades, they do not necessarily have to be muscular. Having a positive attitude and being smart can be even more important and useful on the job site. Myth: […]

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