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TIG Welding Tips: Find the Right Electrode

Choosing the right TIG welding electrode can be overwhelming when you learn that there are six different types of tungsten electrodes to choose from. There are even rare earth electrodes.

Metal Heat Treatment Part I

Heating to extreme temperatures (or chilling) will harden or soften metal. The process may alter the physical, and sometimes chemical, properties of the metal. Here are some tips on how heat treating can help! 

5 Key Considerations in Selecting the Right Filler Metal for Your Welding Project

When it comes right down to it, the strength, longevity and overall integrity of a weld depends largely upon the filler metal. Failing to select the right filler metal for your welding project promises to compromise the fortitude of your weld. OK, that totally makes

Different Types of Welding Rods

Welding rods are necessary in the welding process to add filler metal to the area being welding. In some arc welding methods the welding rod is also used as the electrode. The welding rod is typically made of the same material that the base metals

Selecting the Right Electrode for Your Welding Project

Consumable Electrode Rods drive the Stick Welding process – these skinny little stick-like rods are the real power behind the most versatile, portable and effective welding process.

Consumable Electrode Numbering System Quick Tutorial

A Quick Guide to Consumable Electrode Rods Used in the Stick Welding Process If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably already familiar with Stick Welding and Electrode Rods, but for the uninitiated, here’s a very quick review. The term “Stick Welding” refers to the stick-like

6 Questions About Aluminum Filler Alloy Selection

Another round of FABTECH has ended, and this years was just as exciting, innovative and informative as previous years have been. I’ve noticed quite a few videos on YouTube by companies that wanted to let others experience FABTECH even if they weren't able to make

Soldering, Brazing, and Welding Oh My!

What is the difference between soldering, brazing, and welding? Each join metal, right? Soldering Soldering has been compared to hot glue. But unlike a gluing process, soldering with filler metals at the junction of workpieces will form a gas- and liquid-tight bond. Soldering uses metal

Different Welding Alloys

The practice of welding requires specialized knowledge in the different techniques as well as what type of metals can be joined.  Not all metals can be used together to create a strong weld, and some metals will not even join together; it is because of

Classification of Steel

Steel comes in many flavors and varieties, all of which can be classified by a number of different methods, but the most common of theses method is based on chemical composition. This method is generally a measurement of a particular type of steel’s carbon content,

VIDEO : Welding Nickel Alloys

Keeping the following questions in mind, what do you know about welding nickel alloys? How, if it is at all possible, do you weld nickel alloys? What makes them different from other metals? Nickel alloys are metals that contain more nickel than anything else. Usually,

The Different Kinds of Welding Electrodes

If you are a beginning welder, you might be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of welding electrodes that are out there. There are many different kinds of welding electrodes and they vary depending on what sort of task is needing to be done and how

The Different Kinds of Welding Rods

Welding rods are very important in the welding process. They add material into the weld zone.  Usually the welding rod is made of the same things that the work piece is made of and also has flux to help with the welding. In some kinds

How Automotive Demands Brought About a New Alloy – Joining Silicon-Molybdenum to Stainless Steel

In early automotive history little thought was given to the life expectancy of exhaust components. With heightened attention on improving fuel efficiency (while controlling emissions exhaust) temperatures in auto exhaust have risen dramatically. With the temperatures reaching 870 degrees Celsius, needs change. The demanding service

Breathe Easier with a New Welding Alloy

Exposure to welding fumes causes numerous health problems for many, but a new alloy may reduce the risks considerably.  Two Ohio State University engineers have invented a new nickel alloy in an effort to eliminate toxic fumes that threaten the safety of welders.   Although the

Different Types of Welding Alloys

Welding is a process that bonds two pieces of metal together by melting the points on each piece of metal where the two pieces are to be joined.  Along with the metal being melted, there is also a filler material that is melted and blended

Tips on Handling Welding Rods

In the field I've seen guys throwing 50lb. rod cans from a truck onto the ground, torching cans open, beating the wrong end open with a chipping hammer, and every other conceivable tool, and leaving open rod cans out in the open. ALWAYS open the

A Brief Discussion About Welding Electrode Selection

When it comes to shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), no matter the project, electrode selection is one of the most important things to consider.  There are several things you should take into account when selecting an electrode.  What is the base metal?  What type of