Category: Metal Welding

MIG and TIG welding

MIG and TIG Welding: A Closer Look

When it comes to metal fabrication projects that require welded parts, your options are pretty far-ranging. Welding is a crucial pillar in the manufacturing process but can integrate any one of a dozen different methods, muddying the water somewhat. Two of the most popular processes are MIG and TIG welding. But what is the difference […]

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Weldable Metal: To Weld Or Not To Weld

When it comes to the complicated process of welding, selecting the right metal is absolutely crucial. Because there are several factors that can cause failure, choosing an easily weldable metal will heighten your chances of success. Good metals, like low carbon mild steel and aluminum, don’t require many pre-weld and post-weld operations, thus simplifying the […]

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Welding 101: Weldable Metals and Methods

When it comes to welding, weldable metals are more receptive to the process than others. A metal is often defined by its weldability, which indicates whether you’ll be able to weld easily. As you’re preparing to start a project that will require metals and welding, considering the weldability is crucial. See below four basic things […]

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An Overview of the Welding Process

Although many people may be slightly familiar with the welding process, it goes beyond just fusing metals together. Did you know that there are more than 30 different welding processes, all depending on the types of metals used? That said, welding is a fascinating practice that can yield extraordinary results. Read on to learn all […]

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Let’s Talk About Aluminum Welding

Aluminum Properties On your aluminum’s surface is an oxide layer that is crucial when it comes to working with this material. It’s a fast-acting process, forming almost instantaneously when we leave the metal open to the air. This makes it difficult to remove, even when we sandpaper the surface, reforming before welding can begin. It’s […]

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Why Not to Weld Different Metals Together

Welding. It is an age old technique with many setbacks if it is not done properly. However, for all the trouble that can be caused by it, it is still one of the standard methods for conjoining metals. But happens when you try to weld two different metals, or metals with different carbon contents? Well […]

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Weld Cracking and How To Avoid It

Anybody who’s ever had to weld for any significant amount of time will have at least one story about metal cracking. That infuriating moment when the metal you’ve already welded splits right along the seam of your welding. As maddening as this is, have you ever wondered why these cracks from? Or, more importantly, what measures […]