Quality Control

Quality Welds

  One day a gentleman came into our shop looking for a fillet gage. He needed it for his course on how to examine welds. His company built a product that required some components to be made by a local welding shop. Unfortunately, there was inconsistent quality in these “farmed out” welded parts. When a […]

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Cutting and Welding with Propane

This article is originally from the IWDC Chronicles, which is a newsletter for IWDC members.  View the original article and the rest of the newsletter here. This article is by Rich Mansmann, VP of Gas Programs, “An IWDC Member had a problem with sludge build-up on the torch surfaces when using propane in a high volume preheating […]

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Making Your Cutting Tips Last

There are three tools which help extend the life of a cutting tip: Tip Cleaner, Tip Reamer, and Tip Drill. These simple handy tools can keep the tip orifices and passages free of slags and burrs, resulting in clean and efficient cuts. The Tip Cleaner Most welders using cutting torches are familiar with the common […]

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The Enduring 7018 Electrode

Most good welders will have at least one story that sounds like this: “You’re not going to believe this but it’s as true as _______ (I live, water is wet, an apple is a fruit). We were on ___________ (holidays, the way back from camp, the way to the hospital) with ___________(the wife and 6 […]

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Certification

by Ron-Son’s Torch Have you ever been asked by your customer if your welding machines are certified? Do you know why your customer is asking? And why it’s important to him? This short article is going to answer those questions. From time to time, our customers get asked, “Are your welding machines certified?” Their customer […]

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Welding Procedure Specification

A recipe is an amazing document. It belongs at Hogwarts or in Treasure Island. By following the instructions, you’re creating a magic potion or finding a buried treasure. The book publishers get it. They’re not ashamed to publish one more cookbook; they just put in different pictures and change the book cover. And the avid […]

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A Few Brands That We Are Proud To Carry

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