Welding

Welders: Unsung War Heroes & Heroines

‘Welding has done much to keep us above and ahead of the enemy.’ -Colonel Scott Ritchie of the Ordinance Department[1] The battles on the land, in the sea and high up in the air that advanced the Allies to victory in World War II would not have been possible without welders. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt […]

Read More

A Day in the Life of a Welding School Student

Thinking about going to welding school and wondering what to expect? If you’ve taken a high school shop class, you might already know a thing or two about welding. Physics, chemistry and math can also be great subjects to study before training to become a welder. Whatever your background, you’ll learn all the fundamentals you’ll […]

Read More

Workouts for Welders: Ways to Stay Strong and Fit for the Job

If the thought of sitting at a desk all day has never appealed to you, then a career in welding could be a great fit. One reason being: welding is an active job. Moving around throughout the day has many health benefits. Did you know an active job could help reduce the risk of heart […]

Read More

What’s in a Welding School Student’s Toolbox?

When you start welding school, you’ll find out about the exciting ways you could apply your new skills one day in the wide world of welding: Erecting new buildings Fusing pipelines Constructing planes, trains and automobiles Welding training students get hands-on training in the core processes of SMAW, MIG, TIG and fluxcore welding. And you’ll […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More