History of Welding in Shipbuilding

Welding played a crucial role in winning World War II. At the start of the war, German submarines were sinking American and British ships faster than these countries were producing them. Welding replaced riveting as a faster shipbuilding method. 1 Welding Replaces Riveting on Ships in WWII To speed up and improve production, shipyards started […]

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What Is Shipfitting?

Shipfitters fabricate and layout metal for building and repairing ships. They work for private companies as well naval shipyards. Not surprisingly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the highest concentration of shipbuilders is found in states bordering a body of water. 1 Following is a comprehensive overview of how to become a shipbuilder, what this career […]

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