What is Friction Welding?

What is Friction Welding? Complete Guide

Are you a welder looking to stay on top of the latest industry trends? If so, then you may have heard of friction welding. This unique and relatively new technique has revolutionized welding, offering several advantages over traditional methods such as TIG or MIG welding. If you’re curious to learn more about this type of…

What is TIG Welding Used for

What is TIG Welding Used for? Advantages and Disadvantages

Are you looking to diversify your welding abilities? Then TIG Welding may be something to look into! TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas Welding) is a specialized method of welding used for precise and accurate welds that require a high level of finishing. It can be used on thin metals, dissimilar materials – like aluminum with…

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….