History of Welding
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by Fixture Media
1M ago
Welding is so important in society it would be almost impossible to go through your day without using something produced by welding. The car you drive, the buildings you work and shop in, and even electronic devices contain welded parts. Let’s look at how this technology has developed throughout history.   Jump to a section: Early History | Industrial Revolution | 19th Century Developments | 20th Century Advancements | Welding During the Wars | Contemporary Welding Techniques | Influence on Society and Industry | Futur ..read more
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Guide to Cold Welding
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by Dustin Gallaher
2M ago
The word “welding” conjures images of heat, glowing red hot steel, molten metal, and sparks flying. However, there is a type of welding that occurs with no heat: cold welding. Jump to a section: What is Cold Welding | Understanding the Process | Advantages and Limitations | Equipment and Tools | Step-by-Step Guide | Troubleshooting and Tips | FAQs  What Is Cold Welding? Cold welding, commonly referred to as cold pressure welding, contact welding, or cold forge welding, is the process of joining two pieces of metal together with pressu ..read more
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Guide to Welding Positions
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by Dustin Gallaher
3M ago
Welding is a fundamental skill that plays a role in a number of industries, including the construction, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and energy production sectors. Understanding welding positions is essential for creating high-quality welds. This guide will provide you with the basic knowledge you need to understand welding positions as well as their applications, their numerical designations, and the techniques necessary to perform welds in different positions.  Jump to a section: What Are Welding Positions | Basic Positions |  Advanced Positions |  ..read more
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How To Prevent Porosity in Welding
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by Dustin Gallaher
5M ago
Welding Porosity  Porosity in welding is the presence of cavities in the weld metal caused by the solidification or “locking in” of gas pockets caused by impurities or contaminants in the molten weld pool.  This welding defect can lead to detrimental effects. In structural welded connections, porosity can reduce the load-bearing capacity of the weld joint. In pipe and vessel welds, porosity can lead to reduced strength, diminished pressure capacity, and even loss of containment.  The best way to eliminate this potentially catastrophic welding defect is to understand the causes o ..read more
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MIG or TIG Welding: Choosing the Right Machine for Your Project
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by Dustin Gallaher
6M ago
Embarking on a welding project? Like any craftsman, a welder is only as good as their tools. And when it comes to choosing the right welding method, knowledge is your most powerful asset. Let’s delve into the fascinating world of MIG and TIG welding. We’ll explore their nuances, strengths, and weaknesses to help you make an informed decision. The World of MIG Welding What is MIG Welding? Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG) operates by feeding a continuous spool of welding wire that melts, fuses, and burns the base and parent materials. This method is incredibly versatile — perfectly handling variou ..read more
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How To Weld Stainless Steel
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by Dustin Gallaher
7M ago
Stainless steel is a type of metal that is somewhat paradoxical in nature. It is exceptionally corrosion and abrasion-resistant, making it ideal for high-temperature applications. However, it also has a significantly slimmer margin of error and is less forgiving of mistakes made in welding operations. Because of this duality, it’s important to learn about the distinctive characteristics of stainless steel and the techniques required to achieve high-quality welds with this unique material.  Jump to a section: What is Stainless Steel | Welding Applications | Stainless Steel G ..read more
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The Role of Welding in Construction
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by Dustin Gallaher
8M ago
Welding is crucial in the construction industry, serving as a critical fabrication process in creating robust and secure structures. This process involves the fusion of materials, typically metals or thermoplastics, by utilizing high heat to melt the parts together. In the sphere of construction, welding finds its application in various tasks - from joining steel frames that form the skeleton of buildings to producing machinery and equipment essential for construction tasks. Materials, cost, efficiency, and safety are determining factors when choosing a welding method in the construction secto ..read more
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Introduction to Undercut in Welding
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by Dustin Gallaher
8M ago
The integrity of weld joints is vital in every application and industry. One common problem welders encounter that can compromise a weld’s quality is welding undercut. This defect, characterized by a groove or depression along the weld's edge, can weaken connections and promote corrosion. In this article, we delve into the essential techniques and strategies to prevent undercut in welding for seasoned welding professionals and beginners alike.  Jump to a section: Causes of Undercutting | Type of Undercut | How to Prevent Undercutting | Electrode & Shielding | Prevention Checks f ..read more
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12 Auto Body Welding Tips
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by Dustin Gallaher
8M ago
Since welding combines two pieces of metal, creating a solid bond, it’s an ideal technique for returning damaged vehicles to their original condition. Welding is a form of bodywork used in the collision repair field for cracked panels, damaged fenders, and rusted metal. Without welding, damaged vehicles would be impossible to restore to their original condition. Those new to welding might need clarification on the types of welding used in auto-body repair, such as MIG, TIG, and stick welding. This explanation will help them understand the differences and choose the best method for their needs ..read more
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Women in the Welding Industry
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by Dustin Gallaher
8M ago
The idea that women can work with men in welding might seem new and unusual. However, women made up 65% of the industrial workforce at the height of World War II in 1943, and many of them were recruited into the welding industry, replacing the men shipped overseas to fight. They helped build vehicles, aircraft, ships, and other equipment required for the war effort. And it’s safe to say their contributions were immeasurable. However, when the war ended, these women lost their jobs to returning male service members. Gender norms returned, and even though the number of women welders is steadily ..read more
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