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8 Things You Might Not Have Read About When it Comes to FCAW

From understanding the factors that affect penetration and bead shape to selecting the right equipment and materials, this article has you covered!

Cracking the code: why welding aluminum is more challenging than steel

The primary difference between Welding Aluminum and steel is their physical properties: aluminum has a high thermal conductivity and a low melting point.

A Journey Through Time: Exploring the Fascinating Evolution of FCAW

FCAW is a reliable and versatile welding process that has been around for over 70 years. Join us for a journey illustrating this popular welding method.

FCAW: A super common welding method you may not know about

FCAW has a simple learning process and is quickly performed, making it an ideal choice for quick repairs, with very high-quality welds used for many applications.

What are the best shielding gases and their advantages

Shielding gas is one of the most important things you need to know when learning how to weld. Here are five common shielding gases and their advantages.

Helium Gas Worldwide shortage - did you know about it?

Did you know about the worldwide helium shortage? There are several reasons for the shortage, but the implications of dealing with less helium loom large.

Laser Welding part of Innovative Technologies

Laser welding is a manufacturing process using a CO2 laser to fuse materials. Its higher penetration rate makes it suitable for fusing thicker materials.

Robotic Welding Systems Benefits

A robotic welding system provides greater quality control, speed, and efficiency increases productivity and reduces production costs.

bringing weld training in-house

Two Midwest metal fabrication shops, DeWys Mfg. of Michigan and Schuette Metals of Wisconsin, share how the investment in welding training programs has helped them find, hire, and prepare welders for long-term success.

SMAW and Stick Welding

Production speed is slower, and the results may not be as pretty as TIG welding, but SMAW remains one of the most popular arc welding methods.

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/MAG welding is a welding process in which a wire is continuously and mechanically fed during welding. It's an easy welding method to learn.

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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.

the 4 most common arc welding methods

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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Robotic welding evolved into a mainstay in manufacturing. Benefits range from increased production to quality and helping us to transition to Industry 4.0.

What are the implications and advantages of IoT in Welding Technology?

IoT in welding is a long way from the Bronze Age when people hammered two pieces of copper together. Sometimes people are not needed.

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