Maganese

The other day a mobile welder was telling us that he only welds mild steel. The reason he wasn’t taking on stainless steel or aluminum jobs was that he feared getting Parkinson disease. It was a wake-up call: this is a perception welding has acquired. And it’s not a good perception. How are you going […]

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Fume Extraction

The #1 negative aspect that welders have about their job is smoke and fumes. In the winter time when the big doors closes this becomes a bigger issue; now everyone in the shop has a complaint about fumes and smoke. If no satisfactory solution is found then it lands on management’s desk. And management, (who […]

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Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is coming up fast and figuring out the prefect gift for employees can be difficult. We’ve done our best to compile a list of the most useful and thoughtful gifts you could give your welders this holiday season.  Welding Pliers   A lot of welders are using 2 or 3 different tools when they’re […]

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Don’t Let It Get This Bad

THIS IS NEVER OK Problem: Weak connection – welding current is meeting resistance Solution: Cut off the cable and reattach.  If the cable is stiff (this means the cable is over-heating) replace the whole length of cable with a larger diameter of cable (to give better current flow)     Problem: The work clamp is […]

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Non Welders With Welding Risks

Very large companies have a Safety Officer who is constantly going over safety issues; in fact, they’ll have a highly trained staff working in safety. But not every welding company is in need of a full time dedicated Safety Officer. Regardless of the size of the shop, the authorities expect a certain level of safety […]

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Fix Your Welding Problems Using Math

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein The welding process is no longer a mystery, it’s an engineered science. The days of magic and superstition are over. The body of knowledge is deeper and more helpful.   Quality control and welding inspectors are well acquainted with […]

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How Much Time Should You Spend Fixing A Problem?

A University undergraduate student was hired for the summer to work at a lab for PhD candidates. Soon after the student started his job, he left the country for 6 weeks. A staff member noticed the student was on the payroll, but no one could remember ever seeing him. An investigation started and they found […]

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A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

  • miller
  • victor
  • esab
  • avesta
  • hypertherm
  • hobart
  • walter
  • weldmark