Welding

Welding Technology Innovations in Vehicle Manufacturing

Steel is strong enough to support skyscrapers and trains. Aluminum is light enough to be picked up by hand.[1] It’s no wonder, then, that manufacturers are welding and metal joining to build strong-fuel efficient vehicles. Some have even developed durable, all-aluminum frames. The growing use of aluminum in vehicle manufacturing is an important trend for anyone […]

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7 Things Every Welder Should Know About Writing a Welding Resume

Training to become a welder is just about practicing your skills and preparing for tests, right? Wrong. A good trade school program teaches you more than just about how to hone your craft—it also teaches you how to find and apply for a job in your industry. That means creating a resume you can show […]

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Introduction to Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals: Learn the Differences

Welders work with lots of different metals: aluminum, stainless steel, alloys—the list goes on. But really, all metals actually just fall into two distinct groups: ferrous and non-ferrous. If you’re on the path to becoming a welder, you’ll be working with them every day, so you better know the difference. What Is the Difference Between […]

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What Is an Angle Grinder in Welding, and How Is It Used?

As you’ll likely learn in your welding classes, fusing metals is just one small part of the job of the welder. Preparing metals prior to applying heat to them and then cleaning them up afterwards are also important steps to ensuring quality work that keeps employers and customer happy. When it comes to prep and […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Every Different Type of Welding

Welding has come a long way since humankind first discovered how to use heat to fuse metals back in 3,000 BC. Today, several welding types are put to use in many different industries and applications. Welding involves the application of high heat and pressure, along with a filler metal, to create a weld pool between […]

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Here’s Why Preheating Is Done Before Welding—And Why It Matters

Welder beware: Defects are going to happen. All welders want to produce a quality product, but mistakes are bound to be made. No one enjoys a successful, lifelong welding career without a few blunders. Even so, preheating can be your saving grace in many cases. The short story about preheating is, it’s an extra step […]

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3 Welding Industry Trends You Need to Be Aware Of

Every industry changes a lot, month over month, year over year. Part of any industry professional’s job is keeping up with those trends—and yes, that includes welding. Welding, in fact, experience a lot of new technological innovations, and 2018 is shaping up to be another year of big, big changes. These three new developments mean […]

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What Is Oxy-Fuel Cutting in Welding? An Introduction

You know those awesome sparks and you see in basically every welding picture and video ever? This process is more than just a flashy display of skill and equipment. It has an actual name: oxy-fuel cutting. It has widespread applications in the field and on construction sites.[1] But how does it happen? How can you […]

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What Are Welding Discontinuities?

Every product that is welded has to meet the codes and standards for strength, quality and reliability. So why do some welds fail? The truth is that all welds have flaws, or discontinuities, but some have so many that they fail quality assurance tests and are ultimately considered. Welding discontinuities should be taken seriously because […]

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Discover the Wide World of Welding

Did you know welding has been around for thousands of years? That’s right! Welding has played a huge role in human innovation since 3000 BC. Today, welding is part of the process of making almost everything we use in everyday life. The cars we drive, the buildings we live and work in and even the […]

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