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The Metal Man: An Inspiring Children’s Book About Welding and the Power of Art

Children’s books about welding aren’t exactly a dime a dozen. So I was delighted to have recently come across the Metal Man by Aaron Reynolds. This beautifully illustrated book is nothing less than a lyrical ode to the creative spirit inherent in welding. It tells the story of a seemingly ordinary summer day in the…

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The Industrial Evolution Is Here: FABTECH 2017 in Chicago to Showcase Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Innovation

Attendee and Media Registration Now Open for North America’s Premier Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing Event The latest innovations in metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing collide at FABTECH 2017, North America’s largest event showcasing those industries, at Chicago’s McCormick Place this Nov. 6-9. The expo is expected to attract more than 50,000 attendees…

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Weldability And Jointability Of Duplex Stainless Steels

Researchers examine operational, metallurgical, and in-service issues related to duplex stainless steels, including discussions on multipass welding and brazeability.

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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welding instructor Ryan Henderson runs a local welding shop, but the thing he loves more than welding itself is teaching others how to weld. Henderson especially enjoys a sculpture welding class at Tyler Junior College where students of all ages and backgrounds come together to create art together. Image Source: The Tyler Morning Telegraph One…

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WELDER SALARIES BY USA REGION

Here is a sampling of the comments you’ll come across when you search the web for information about the best paying jobs in welding: I think the money is at any job that’s dangerous; Ironworkers, underwater welders, pipe welders… all make a lot, and work their *** off; There is money to be made in the oilfield. These opinions often hint…

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New AWS D.8.2 Code Responds to the Rise of Aluminum in Auto Manufacturing

Resistance spot welding (RSW) has been a mainstay in the automotive industry for many years. In fact, the typical car body contains 4500 spot weld joints. As a result, the American Welding Society’s (AWS) D8 Committee on Automotive Welding has long published periodically updated editions of D8.1 Specification for Automotive Weld Quality – Resistance Spot…

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Comparing the Millermatic 211 and ESAB Rebel EM 215ic

Welders looking for a new MIG welder on sale have their work cut out for them researching the many new machines on the market. This month we’re comparing two of our bestselling machines from Baker’s Gas and Welding: Miller’s Millermatic 211 and the ESAB Rebel EM 215ic for MIG welding. Both promise smooth MIG welding,…

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Underwater Welding Video Complilation

A great video on showing you the life underwater while welding. Underwater welders are some of the highest paid skilled tradesman around, the job is demanding, exciting and fun. We home you enjoy this great underwater welding video.

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FCAW Flux Cored Arc Welding

Flux core arc welding was introduced in the 1950’s. Technically the introduction of this process was not new. It was just a new type of an electrode that can be used on a MIG welding machine. Flux cored arc welding is a process similar to MIG welding. Both processes using continues wire feeds, and similar equipment. The power…

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MIG Welding

Inert Gas Welding. It is a process developed in the 1940’s, and is considered semi-automated. This means that the welder still requires skill, but that the MIG welding machine will continuously keep filling the joint being welded. MIG welders consist of a handle with a trigger controlling a wire feed, feeding the wire from a…

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