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  4. Applied Symbols Weld Examples

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TIP TIG – Future Of TIG Welding Explained In Detail

TIP TIG is a groundbreaking development of the TIG process offering unmatched efficiency, weld quality, and ease of use. Providing welders with one simple process from root to cap that deposits metal up to three times faster than traditional TIG, the TIP TIG quickly became a go to process for critical applications. In this article, you’ll learn how it works and its applications from SpaceX to China’s biggest LNG tanks.

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Welding Cylinders Gas Tank Sizes Explained – Argon And MIG CO2 Sizes Chart

Learn how to estimate the needed gas tank size for your welding work, how to figure out how much gas is left, and calculate the gas flow rate. This article teaches you the basics of welding cylinders but we also provided you with some industry tips to help you avoid common pitfalls when getting and using a welding gas tank.

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How To Change The Battery In Your Welding Helmet

Changing an old battery in your welding helmet can be easy or involve several steps. In this article, we will show you how to replace the battery regardless of whether it’s replaceable or not. The steps consist of locating the battery and replacing it. If DIY modifications are needed, we show you how to do them without damaging the vital internal components.

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Welding Fumes Symptoms And Metal Fume Fever From Welding Zinc, Galvanized Steel, Aluminum And Other Metals

Welding fumes are extremely dangerous and one of the silent killers of people in the welding trade. In this article, you’ll learn everything about the dangers of welding certain metals, short and long-term effects, and how to proceed if you experience them. Additionally, you’ll learn how to prevent metal fume fever and get further resources to educate yourself on the dangers of welding fumes.

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MIG Welder Maintenance

Maintaining your MIG welding machine is as important as knowing how to use it properly. Otherwise, it won’t last as long as it can. In this article, you’ll learn what are the essential MIG welder maintenance protocols you should abide by.

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Arc Weld Troubleshooting – Welding Defects, Problems And Easy Solutions

Arc welding is prone to porosity, defects, and other problems. This article will teach you how to troubleshoot your arc welds and figure out why the welding defects occur in the first place. We covered surface irregularities, cracks, porosity, and other weld discontinuities along with problems like brittleness, excessive spatter, and others.

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Best Underwater Welding Jobs Explained – Salary And What You Should Expect

Underwater welding jobs are dangerous but well paid. There are many career paths you can take here and in this article, you’ll learn everything about off and on-shore underwater welding. We will talk about what determines the pay, different jobs types, necessary education, and other important details of this career choice.

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Breathtaking Welding Art Projects – 6 Artists That Turned Their Passion Into Art

Welding art has been around for decades because joining metal is a great way for people with sculpting talent to express themselves. Whether you like abstract art or motives found in nature or pop culture, there is a welder artist that devoted their career to it. In this article, we discuss six artists that have turned their passion for welding into art and their art pieces.

Electrodes Calculator

Try our free, easy-to-use tool to see which stick welding electrode is suitable for the metal you are welding. Our calculator allows you to input a metal and get a list of all supported welding electrodes. You will get the needed polarity, possible positions, coating types, tensile strength, and a brief comment for each electrode. Additionally, you can do it the other way around and input the electrode number and get the specification.

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We invite you to have a look around and check out everything from the basics, to the on-job protection. Search our product descriptions and blog for the answers you’re looking for. We have tons of information to answer any welder’s questions whether it’s which helmet suits your needs to something as fundamental as the difference between AC and DC power.

We proudly carry or source everything needed for every welding task. Not only that, but we also offer comprehensive content to answer all of your questions and fully describe the best uses for everything we sell. You’ll find a host of solutions to every welder’s questions. So, if you have a welding task, a welding question, or both- you’ve come to the right place.

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Welding Protection

Nobody wants to leave the job site in an ambulance with hot slag in the eye or a severe burn. We are all aware of how dangerous welding jobs can be. But not everyone needs the same type or level of protection. What’s more; different tasks, materials, tools, and environments come with different hazards that might not be obvious to the beginner- or to welders learning a new skill.

We offer a wealth of information provided by welding professionals and researchers to help you choose the right protective gear, the right options, and the right applications with detailed and in-depth reviews.

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Welding as a Career​

If you’re considering a career in welding, there are a number of things to consider. For starters, you should have a plan for getting the hang of welding safely. It is wise to use welding gear and safety equipment ideal for practice while you develop your technique and learn the basics.

We offer comprehensive descriptions and tutorials about all the various aspects of the welding and metal fabrication industry relevant to the seasoned pro as well as the beginner. We’ll help you come to grips with the professional concerns of the welding job market from available salaries to different job descriptions such as underwater welding.

There’s no better time to get started than right now.

Welding 101

We have the fundamentals of welding laid out clearly and concisely. Whether you’re new to welding entirely or are trying a new task or application, we lay everything out in a complete and easy-to-understand way so that you can perform your first welds safely and correctly.

We offer explicit instruction and descriptions of how to perform all the major welding processes. Whether it’s the details of AC/DC power, to explanations of the MIG/TIG/Stick/Flux and other processes- we have you covered.