Welding 101

Trainee with instructor using welding machine
Trainee with instructor using welding machine

Now bear in mind that to learn this awesome welding trade you will need to finish welding school or a welding course and you will need a lot of practice – you can’t get that knowledge reading blogs on the internet.

What you can get here and what we will write about is some basics and some “have to know” tips about welding.  Theoretical knowledge about welding processes and how they differ from one another.

Welding positions, and what are different welding gases and what current is used for what material.

There are also ( and there will be more) other articles about interesting subjects that are related to the welding trade that you should probably know and have in your head if you are planning to be a welder.

We hope that you will appreciate our writing.

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Welding Cylinders Gas Tank Sizes Explained – Argon and MIG CO2 Sizes Chart and Use time Estimation

First, let me give it to you straight. You don’t want an oversized welding gas cylinder or something too small that requires refills every other day. How long your welding gas cylinders will last depends on the gas flow rate. A cylinder with a capacity of 80cf will last about 4h if the flow rate …

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Welding Aluminum Explained in Detail – [Popular Welding Processes, Weld Preparation, Welding Tips and Techniques 2021]

Welding aluminum is a lot different compared to working on other types of materials. I know people who even with years of experience are still having trouble doing it. Aluminum welding is literally a skill on its own and is a hundred light-years away from welding steel or mild steel. Luckily, it is not something …

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TIG Welding Aluminum – [How To Do It, Weld Preparation, Beginner Tips & Tricks and Techniques 2021]

Welcome to the hell that is aluminum welding. I am your captain and will be guiding you through this predicament. Who here has had difficulties with aluminum welding? You don’t have to answer because I and everybody else already know what you are going to say. The go-to welding methods are usually MIG and TIG …

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How To Weld Titanium? Challenges of Welding This Strong, Light, And Durable Metal Alloy

We all know how strong and solid but light titanium can actually be. It is known for its strength and corrosion resistance and mentioning its very name echoes its reputation. However, improper titanium welding can render it useless. If a welder happens to introduce some oxygen or other contaminants to the weld zone, you can …

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White Metal Welding Guide – How to Weld White Metal, Tips and Tricks [2021]

White metals are a series of metals usually described as light-color alloys. White metals are often used as a base for plated silverware, ornaments, and some lead-based or tin-based alloys. In most cases, one can see it on some jewelry, door handles, fusible plugs, and miniature figures. But how does one weld white metal? Welding …

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Arc Weld Troubleshooting – Welding Defects, Problems And Easy Solutions [2021]

How many times have you experienced a welding defect while working? The answer is probably too great to count. We’ve all been there and know exactly how it feels like. Problems can arise because of the properties of the material being welded or the welders themselves. These defects and errors have made most of us …

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Welding Symbols And Their Meaning Explained Through Examples and Charts

Learning and knowing your welding symbols well is equally important as learning to weld properly. Unfoutuanltey, we still have some welding professionals that are not familiar with the welding symbol chart. Some people think that just knowing the welding process is enough. It might be for amateurs, but professional welders have to have exact knowledge …

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Welding Stainless Steel – How To Weld Different Alloys Of Stainless Steel [Guide and Tables] 2021

Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials when it comes to welding. It is both durable and possesses high resistance to corrosion, making it attractive for usage in various projects. However, the material does come with its ups and downs and a welder needs to have enough knowledge about it in order to …

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Metal Welding Alloys – How To Weld Metal Together And What Metals Can And Cannot Be Welded

Welding is an age-old process that involves joining two pieces of metal together. Through it, we as a species were able to manufacture the majority of the world surrounding us by metal welding. It is one of the most important industries in the world as it helps us build and expand. However, there are more …

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MIG Welding Stainless Steel – [Welder Settings, Tips & Tricks and Common Problems 2021]

Stainless steel is one of the greatest things ever made by man’s hands. It’s a type of metal that is irreplaceable in today’s industry. It’s a technological marvel that is used in everything from aerospace and automotive applications to medicine and surgical tools. The best cookware is made of stainless steel and many other types …

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

There is no easy way of going around this, but welding is dangerous. The process of welding might be one of the most important ones for our society as it helps us create so many things that we use every day. However, to actually do it requires utilizing various safety protocols. One of its most …

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Useful Welding Tools and Accessories and Their Uses – Essential Must Haves For Beginners and Pros

“A good handyman is nothing without his tools”… The same thing goes for welders as no matter how skilled you are, you simply need the help of your tools to get the job done. However, skills are equally important. To get the best possible results a combination of a welder’s expertise and useful equipment is …

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How to Stick Weld Basics For Beginners – Arc Welding and SMAW Electrodes Explained

Stick welding is still one of the most important welding processes used in the industry. A lot of people think that it has become obsolete but it couldn’t be further from the truth. It is still used today for many purposes as it produces quality welds and provides excellent results. Stick welding was originally introduced …

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How To TIG Weld and How To Use a TIG welder [Setup, Tips and Techniques For Steel And Aluminum]

TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas), besides MIG welding, is one of the most used welding methods that people employ! But when is it appropriate to use this method? In fact, TIG welding has an advantage over other methods as it can weld a wider variety of metals. It is a clean method that provides a …

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How To Weld Sheet Metal – Welding Thin Metal With TIG and MIG processes

How does one weld sheet metal? This is a question that many novice welders are concerned about when they start dealing with materials of different thicknesses. Sheet metal is a lot thinner than other materials that one needs to weld, so a completely different approach is needed. Novice welders need to understand that every material …

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