Titanium 101 How to Weld Titanium

Frank Wilson Senior Editor You can weld a wide variety of materials, all with their own unique mechanical properties and applications, including titanium, a lightweight and robust metal.Each metal and alloy has its own unique characteristics, and titanium is no exception. While the preparations necessary for welding titanium are similar…

Mig Welding Tips

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welding and fabrication skills are essential in many applications, from hobbyists to highly specialized professional fields, such as aerospace engineering or pipelines in the oil industry.Learning basic welding skills like MIG welding opens many doors and gives you access to different opportunities, whether you are…

TIG Welding Tips for Beginners

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is an arc welding technique that creates a weld using a non-consumable tungsten electrode. It is a versatile process that can be used on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, nickel alloys, and other types of metal. TIG welding is commonly used…

Flux Core Welding Tips

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Flux core welding sometimes referred to as tubular electrode welding, is a technique developed from the MIG welding process. It is a type of arc welding that uses heat produced by an electric arc, which is struck between the work material and a continuously fed…

Best Welding Cart Ideas

Frank Wilson Senior Editor If you’re a professional, DIYer, hobbyist, or have a strong interest in welding, you need a welding cart to keep all your equipment together. Having a welding cart also safeguards you from emergencies and keeps your equipment in working order for more extended periods. Because…

Welding Bench Ideas for Beginners and Advanced Welders

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welding is an in-demand and exciting career path and even allows you to pursue metalworking as an art form. This line of work’s complex demands require some creative thinking around workspace and storage considerations, and some welders who try to maintain an at-home workspace may…

Making Metal Art Welding Sculpture Ideas

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welders can make beautiful metal art pieces for use in their home, as gifts for others, or sell for profit. Welding metal art sculptures can be simple if you’re a beginner, but more experienced welders can add complexity to their creations. There are different types…

Top 9 Types of Welding Techniques

Frank Wilson Senior Editor The term “welding” refers to fusing metals using heat to melt the parts and allowing them to join during the cooling process. When you combine materials using welding, you can create a robust connection that can withstand enormous pressure. The durable bonds make welding an…

The Essential Welding Kit for Beginners

Frank Wilson Senior Editor When learning to weld, the progression cycle enables you to handle small to medium-sized projects quite quickly. However, it takes a considerable amount of time to master the skill necessary to take on large and complicated tasks. Whether you’re embarking on a career as a…

How to TIG Weld

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welders commonly refer to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) as TIG welding. Although it is one of the more challenging welding processes to learn, there are many lucrative work opportunities for skilled TIG welders. Although you could choose an easier welding technique such as…

How to MIG Weld Like an Expert

Frank Wilson Senior Editor MIG welding is popular with beginner welders because it is relatively easy to learn compared to other techniques. A solid wire electrode travels through a welding gun, reaching the welding pool to join the base metals. To reduce the risk of contaminating the weld pool, a…

How to Weld Cast Iron The Basics

Frank Wilson Senior Editor You see cast iron everywhere, from kitchens to bathrooms to outdoor areas to bedrooms. Unfortunately, if you’re a welder, it is a pain to work with as it’s brittle and needs high heat output, or it might break. The carbon in the cast iron…

Difference Between AC and DC Welding

Frank Wilson Senior Editor AC welding and DC welding are two different forms of electric arc welding. AC means alternating current, and DC means direct current. Because they produce different effects, their applications vary. Unless you have several years of experience and certifications, it may be challenging to…

How to Become a Welder in 5 Steps

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welding is an exciting career offering many potential job opportunities globally. Welders work in construction, aerospace, shipbuilding, motor sports, and most industries that require the fusing of metals or thermoplastics. However, welding is a physically and mentally demanding job, and there are many specialties…

Top Paying Careers Spotlight How to Become an Underwater Welder

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Becoming an underwater welder allows you to apply for high-paying work in exciting environments worldwide. Underwater welders have a unique skill set in demand in multiple industries, and you could work on exciting projects with multinational companies. Underwater welders can command salaries of between…

DIY Welding Table Ideas (1)

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Whether you’re interested in fabricating a welding table yourself from scratch or buying one factory-made, a dedicated welding table is handy. However, one of the most do-it-yourself projects that a welder can embark on is to build their own welding table. There are numerous…

How to Read Welding Blueprints and Symbols

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Blueprints and production drawings are an essential part of any production process, whether milling, turning, or welding. Traditionally, this has been the work of a draftsman using specialized tools and a drawing board or drafting machine. These days, most drawings or blueprints are produced…

How Much Does a Welder Make Each Year

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welding is an in-demand occupation and one of the highest paying manual labor jobs in the U.S., depending on the area of specialization. Welders are a vital part of the workforce across numerous industries, from aerospace engineering to defense maintenance to automotive manufacturing. Although…

How to Stick Weld

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Stick welding, also known as Shielded Arc Metal Welding (SMAW), is a popular process because it is easy to learn and produces durable welds. There is no need for a continuous gas supply, as in MIG and TIG welding, and wind conditions do not…

The Top Welding Terms You Must Know

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welding, like any specialty, has its own unique terminology. The top welding terms include those related to welding processes, welding materials, and industry jargon. To better understand welding, it’s worth discussing some of the standard definitions in this field, so here’s a glossary of…

Beginner Welding Projects for New Welders

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welding is a widely used fabrication process, allowing manufacturers to join pieces of metal and other materials using heat. However, while welding is critical to the production of everything from jet aircraft to handrails, it’s not only for professionals. If you’re interested in learning…

Essential Welding Safety Rules

Frank Wilson Senior Editor Welding can be a dangerous occupation if practitioners do not follow stringent safety rules. While the welder can suffer an injury during work, there is also a danger to others in the vicinity. Many hazards can present while welding, including exposure to fumes and…

How Much Does an Underwater Welder Make Pay Scale and Potential Earnings

Frank Wilson Senior Editor There’s no question that underwater welding is among the highest-paid welding occupations. It is a dangerous job requiring many years of experience and multiple certifications in several domains.Many employers pay upwards of six figures for a highly experienced underwater welder. But an underwater welder’s…

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