7 Critical MIG Variables To Control For

In all your planning and goal seeking to make your welding productive and profitable, don’t forget to include your welder. There are 7 essential variables that the welder controls. You want to make sure he knows them and how to control them. When set properly, it will lead to quality and productive welds. 1. Wire […]

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Automated Welding

Automation is the new word of the day. And no one is sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. It’s been called a job killer, a life saver, a time saver, a creator of poverty, a creator of new riches, etc. So, it’s no surprise that automated welding means different things to […]

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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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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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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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Welding 101

Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks. Yield strength – The stress a material can withstand without permanent deformation. This is not a sharply defined point. Yield strength is the stress which will cause a permanent […]

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