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The Top 15 ‘Weld My World’ Posts of 2010

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I love countdowns, and the ultimate countdown is just a few days away – New Years! To celebrate the possibility of a great new year and honor the end of another one, let us look back at posts on this blog that have brought fun, information, and interesting all together.

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Welding Certification: Resources to Help you Get and Stay Certified

Reportedly, one of the most frustrating things about the welding profession is the constant need to recertify. Though certification will make you more marketable to potential employers, it has to be renewed often, tests can be difficult and they can also be costly. Below is a list of resources for those looking to recertify or to keep their certification.

10 Welding Mistakes You Never Want to Make

Making mistakes is a part of life, but at some point and time you learn there are mistakes that should never be made. For welders, some mistakes can lead to disaster. Welding mistakes are on display nearly every week in the “Welding Gone Wrong” section of our Weekly Roundups. To help you avoid experiencing welding gone wrong, here are 10 welding mistakes you never want to make.

Weld Quality Control & Inspection

Tragically, lives were lost, wildlife remains threatened, and lingering environmental damage is imminent! The catastrophic, and devastating Horizon Oil Rig disaster clearly demonstrates the importance of stringent quality control, and inspection measures that are necessary throughout the oil, and gas construction, and production industry.

Welding Equipment

Welding Supplies – The Basics for any Welding Job

Every profession has its toolbox. Some are figurative toolboxes full of intangible skills and others are actual toolboxes full of real tools. While skilled welders possess experience, patience and steadiness, there are a few tangible items you need before you can begin any project.

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 joint is it?  Do you need more filler or more weld penetration?

Welding Fact or Fiction

Fact or Fiction: Welding Has an “Image” Problem

What do I mean when I say “image?” Image is the picture that immediately pops up in your mind when you think of any subject, in this case welding. For welders, the image can be a number of thoughts: from hard yet rewarding work, to a process that is easy and fun. For non-welders, the image of welding is a bit more complicated. . .

Welding News & Noteworthy

Work With (Not Against) Robotic Welding

The Matrix, Terminator, and I, Robot all did it – explored the idea of man VS machine. As always with these types of films, the two cannot co-exist. Fortunately for us, that mentality is only for the cinemas. Real world situations require that humans work with robots to achieve the best possible outcome on the job.

What is Explosion Welding?

Is it possible to weld together metals of different types or composition? Why would you need to wait 18 hours before picking up your weld piece after you’ve welded it. None of this makes much sense, does it? The lesser know welding technique of explosion welding makes it possible to fuse metals of varying types together, but expect to wait at least 18 hours before you pick up your welded piece.

You Might Be A Welder If. . .

Time for a little welding humor. We’ve officially hit the Fall season, so let’s celebrate the beginning of football season and the end of overly hot days with a bit of fun.

Welding Projects

Cheap Welding Project: Welders, Get to Organizing!

It can be a daunting task organizing all of your TIG torch parts, and the cost can add up when important pieces go missing and must be replaced. WeldingTipsandTricks.com created an excellent video specifically for this reason. Learn “How to Make a Holder on the Cheap.” This is really cheap and quick solution.

Welding Projects: 3 Ways to Weld For a Cause

Welding may be your career or just a fun hobby, either way skills this useful are in need all over – especially in not-for-profit causes. Throughout the year many welders have invested their skills and even money to promote welding and help others. If you have the time, patience, and interest, here are three ways to weld for a cause. . .

Welding Projects: Build a Backyard Fire Pit!

In this episode of Sparks Will Fly!!! Tom Gabriel explains how to create a backyard fire pit that’s perfect for barbequing this summer! Before we set our eyes on this fiery project, check out the list of items that Tom used to create his modern day, caveman delight.

Welding Videos

MOTORZ TV: Learn How To Weld (Part 2) – VIDEO

A while back – quite a while back actually – I introduced you all to the welding tutorial video by MOTORZ TV. Part two of this welding “mini” tutorial features the same two guys, MOTORZ TV host Chris Duke and his friend Brian Karas, going over some basics of MIG welding and offering some wonderful tips along the way.

Welding Deconstruction with DIY Network

Different welds, metals, welding practices, and more are explored in Deconstruction, a series from DIY Network. This episode focuses on various aspects of welding. The video is about 20 minutes long, so get ready to relax and dig further into the welding field.

Learn From an Old-timer: MIG Welding Technique

Whether you’re an athlete, baker, or welder, nothing beats learning from a veteran. In a YouTube video posted earlier this year, WeldingTipsandTricks.com shared a technique for MIG welding that was learned from a veteran welder – or old-timer.



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