Unforeseen Welding Costs: Overwelding

Costs!  What does it actually cost to make one widget?  That’s never a simple answer.  There are direct and indirect costs.  There are costs that decrease (or increase) the more widgets you make.  There are fixed costs and there are variable costs, and there are opportunity costs: could you have used your resources in an […]

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Extreme Dangers of Welding in the Heat

“On June 27, 2003, via the coroner, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program became aware of an occupational fatality involving heat stroke. A site visit was made on July 1, 2003, and the decedent’s employer and witnesses were interviewed. A 16-year-old construction company which primarily laid pipe, poured concrete, and built foundations and […]

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Hiring A New Student

If you live In a place that has 4 seasons, spring is a wonderful time. It’s the end of winter and new growth is everywhere. The dull endless brown has been replaced by the many variations of green. The cold air has become warmer and the sun’s heat is more intense. This is also an […]

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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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A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

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