Paul Dixon is a certified welder with a wealth of experience in welding and related technologies. He started his career as an apprenticeship in welding, where he learned the ropes and acquired extensive skills in the craft. Over the years, Paul has continued to sharpen his expertise, earning him top-rated welding certification. He remains one of the most outstanding welders in the industry.
Welding Transfer Modes

Welding Transfer Modes – Spray, Global and Short Circuiting Guide

Welding transfer modes are ways that molten metal is transferred from the welding wire to the workpiece. Each mode has its own pros and cons. Spray transfer mode requires a high current density pulse to send tiny droplets into the weld pool with high velocity. It’s great for materials thicker than 3 mm. Global transfer mode uses…

Welding Ferrous Metals Sheet Metal and Steel Guide

Welding Ferrous Metals Sheet Metal and Steel Guide

Welding is a popular technique for joining metal pieces. Ferrous metals like steel and sheet metal are often welded together. But the techniques used to weld ferrous metals differ, depending on the type of metal and the project needs. By doing it right, a strong bond is formed between the parts, providing a safe connection. Composition is a key…

Welding Cracks and How To Prevent Them

Welding Cracks and How To Prevent Them – Complete Guide

If your welding projects are plagued by cracks, you know the frustration they can cause. But it doesn’t have to be this way; understanding why these defects occur and how to avoid them is the first step in ensuring a quality weld job every time. In this guide, we’ll cover everything from what causes cracks…

Tubular and Flux-Cored Electrodes

Tubular and Flux Cored Electrodes – Complete Guide

Introduction to Tubular and Flux Cored Electrodes Tubular and Flux-Cored Electrodes are two kinds of welding electrodes with different advantages. They provide better weld quality, faster deposition rates, and minimized spatter and fumes, meaning fewer weld defects. The tubular electrode has an extra layer of fluxing agents in its metal sheath. Flux-Cored Electrodes have a hollow metal core with powdered flux….

Thermit Welding

Thermit Welding Overview – Complete Guide

Thermit welding is a widely used process in rail applications. It’s an exothermic chemical reaction that produces molten metal. No external power source is needed to make a permanent joint between two parts. The required mixture is composed of metal powder and metal oxide. When ignited, it can reach temperatures up to 2500 degrees Celsius. The crucible is used to hold the mix…

The Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal

The Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal

Are you a welder who wants to understand how different types of metal affect the welding process? Do you know what ferrous and non-ferrous metals are, or why it matters which type is used in a given welding project? If not, then this blog post is for you! We’re here to explain the difference between…

The 5 Parameters of Welding - CLAMS acronym Guide

The 5 Parameters of Welding – CLAMS acronym Guide

Welding is a complex process that needs special attention to detail. CLAMS, five key parameters, are needed to get the best outcome: Current, Length of weld, Angle of electrode, Manipulation of electrode and Speed. Missing one parameter can lead to bad results. Welders should think about all these factors for every project. CLAMS is the…

shielded metal arc welding (smaw) techniques

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Techniques

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), known as Stick Welding, is a process that uses an electric arc between the metal electrode and the base material to join metal parts. It’s widely used in industrial, commercial, and even domestic settings. SMAW is economical – low equipment requirement, easy availability of consumables, and versatile with different metals….

How To Setup Use and Testing of the Oxyacetylene Fuel Pressure Regulator Welder

How To Setup Use and Testing of the Oxyacetylene Fuel Pressure Regulator Welder

Are you looking to get the most out of your oxyacetylene fuel pressure regulator welder? Proper setup and use are essential for ensuring optimal results. Without it, welding will be difficult and result in welds that aren’t up to code. In this post, we’ll go over exactly how to set up, use, and test the…

Physical Weld Testing

Physical Weld Testing – Complete Guide

Wondering how to properly test your welds? There are a variety of tools and tests available that can help you ensure the quality of your work, protect yourself, and ultimately deliver exceptional results. Whether you’re a professional welder or just starting out in welding, this complete guide on physical weld testing should provide everything you…