Welding Processes

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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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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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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Air Carbon Gouging: The Right Tool, The Right Time

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop. Choosing the right tool for the job is a great skill. It makes problem solving so much easier. You save money and become a hero; the possibilities are endless. Not all the right tools are associated […]

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Keys To Improving TIG Welding

When you start learning how to TIG weld, there are two things that are going to happen to you. One, you’re going to learn a big word: ambidextrous. Two, you’re going to take an eye examination with your welding hood on. In the latter, you must score high (“cheaters” are allowed – inside joke). And […]

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Plasma Cutters – Lightning In A Bottle

“Capturing lightning in a bottle” Plasma cutters come very close to fulfilling that saying. One of the natural forms of plasma is lightning; and scientists have figured out how to create plasma in a torch handle (does that count for a bottle?). There are several good reasons for owning a plasma cutter. 1. It can cut things an […]

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