Quality Control

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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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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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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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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MIG Welding Nozzles Don’t Get Any Respect

The MIG welding nozzle doesn’t get any respect. Its simple design and easy task, makes us think it can’t be very important. Therefore, we use it for a hammer, we drop it carelessly on the hard ground, and we allow it to get overheated. Even the welding wire spits at the nozzle. So, it’s hard […]

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