Welding

4 Ways Welders Can Advance Their Careers in 2019

Looking for ways to get a leg up in the welding job market or advance in the industry? One of the keys to career growth is building up training and work experience. Another is making connections to other professionals in the field. And, of course, showing up on time and doing your best work can […]

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Introduction to Pulsed Welding: What It Is and When to Use the Process

If you’re looking for a precision welding process, you might want to consider pulse welding.[1] Not only does the process produce attractive welds, but also it can help with avoiding common welding discontinuities and defects.[2] Pulse welding is a variation on two core processes commonly taught in a welding training program: gas metal arc welding […]

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How to Choose a Welding Table

Many welding projects require a sturdy surface to work on, and that’s when a welding table can come in handy. It can help you get the job done safely and comfortably. When it comes to choosing a welding table, you have many options: different sizes, accessories and surfaces, as well as fixed versus portable tables. […]

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5 Warm Weather Welding Projects

You’ve learned stick, MIG, and TIG in welding school. Now it’s time to show off your new skills and have some fun in the sun at the same time. Impress your friends on the next camping trip, day at the shore or backyard barbeque with these 5 welding projects that are perfect for warm weather […]

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A Glossary of Welding Terms

If you’re starting a welding career, you will learn a lot of welding terminology. It may seem a bit overwhelming at first, but you’ll get the hang of it during your welding training. To get you started, here’s a compilation of the most commonly used welding terms: Alloy A metal made from two or more […]

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6 FCAW-S Welding Defects and How to Avoid Them

Self-shielded flux-cored arc welding (FCAW-S) is one of the core processes you’ll learn in a welding program, and it has many advantages over the other major types of welding. FCAW has a high production rate because the equipment set up is the same as for MIG welding, but the two processes shield the electrode from […]

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3 TIG Welding Projects for Beginners

If you’re just starting out in your welding classes, small projects can be a great way to gain experience joining metal outside of the lab. TIG welding is the most difficult process to learn, so it’s especially important for beginner welders to get plenty of practice with this technique.[1] Here are 3 easy-to-intermediate TIG welding […]

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What Is a Welding Alloy? A Breakdown of Types and Best Practices

All you need to weld are two pieces of metal and a heat source, right? If only this age-old craft were so simple. Among the other materials necessary to fuse strong metal joints, welding alloys are essential pieces of the puzzle. What Are Welding Alloys? Also called filler metals, welding alloys are additional metals that […]

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6 Small Welding Projects for Beginners

Looking for ways to practice your newly learned welding skills? Put your metal-fusing know-how to work with these 6 small welding projects. With short supply lists and construction times, these projects are simple but fun. Even better, some of these items could make great gifts for mom, dad or that special someone in your life […]

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6 Fun Holiday Welding Projects

Spread some holiday cheer and show off the new skills you learned in your welding classes this winter with these fun projects. Customize a wire Christmas tree. Put a personal touch on ornaments. Craft the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. 1.  Simple Christmas Tree Festive yard art can be the perfect […]

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