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Need a Beautiful Weld? Consider TIG Welding

TIG Welding provides beautiful results because of its versatility. However, the learning curve is steep, and it's an expensive process when starting out.

Is MIG Welding Accepted as the Backbone of Welding?

MIG welding simplifies the process, making it easy to learn how to do it. Its streamlined approach increases productivity while retaining quality welds.

top 10 articles of 2020

A year-end review of the top 30 articles published in Fab Times, Part 3: Number 10 to 1.

20 thru 11 most read 2020 fab Times articles

A year-end review of the top 30 articles published in Fab Times, Part 2: Number 20 to 11.

30 to 21 most Fab Times articles read in 2020

The first of a series of three posts ranking the top 30 most read articles on Fab Times

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In this in-depth interview, Peterson tells the story of purchasing Schuette Metals and turning it into one of the premier custom fabricators in the United States. With its growth came the need for additional hiring of skilled labor in the area. An aging workforce and lack of people entering the trades led Peterson and other key manufacturers to create the Central Wisconsin Metal Manufacturers Alliance (CWIMMA)

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Flux-core arc welding is widely used in construction because of its portability, flexibility, and high welding speed; producing high-quality welds.

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The last leg of our welding journey is arc welding. There are many variations using an arc, but we're only writing about the four most common methods.

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Copper wires fused accidentally before a lecture over 100 years ago was the seed that grew resistance welding.

Advent of Gas Welding

Welding with gas became the first step away from forge welding. However, it appeared just in time to help shipbuilders during World War One

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The Greek Titan Prometheus brought fire to mankind, giving mankind heat, hot food, and Forge Welding to make the tools needed to survive.

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It may seem like it's only been around for a 100 years, but Welding traces its lineage to the Iron Age

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When meeting all fire codes and working with fire suppression systems, Curtain Wall Systems decrease the odds of catastrophic building failures.

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When comparing e-coatings to a-coatings, there's very little daylight between the two processes. Turns out, the main difference turns out to be something small.

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Powder Coating is one of the most popular methods of protecting metals. It's cheaper, lasts longer, and is environmentally friendly.

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The A-Coating process resembles an e-coat. Both are excellent at protecting metals, but the process is the main difference between the two.

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Electric current combined with the dissolved metal cations equals Electroplating. This is the third of a series comparing methods of protective metal finishing processes.

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What do alchemy, Frankenstein, and a frog have in common? Galvanization

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Anodizing is an excellent solution for protecting metal because of the adhesion offered. It doesn't flake or lose its luster, making it a favorite for many industries.

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CARC is the specially developed, durable, non-absorbent, and highly resisting paint with a myriad of benefits commonly applied to military vehicles and equipment.

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