Aaron Rice

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Aaron is a Pacific Northwest native. He worked in landscaping from a young age which eventually led him to start his own small-scale business. He then turned his attention to welding. He has worked as a welder and fitter on Portland and Tacoma waterfronts building railcars, bridges, and marine structures. Bringing together the theoretical aspects of fabrication with the nitty-gritty is something he's enthusiastic about. In his free time, he enjoys coffee, playing guitar, and playing cribbage with his wife. He is currently a graduate student in Boston, Massachusetts.

What is Cold Welding, and How Does It Work?


Welding is supposed to be hot, right? Lots of sparks, maybe a rag or pant leg catching fire – this is what we think of when we hear ‘welding.’ So how can welding be cold? Cold welding, or contact welding, is a solid-state welding process. We don’t normally think of welding in this way, but […]

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Why Are Welding Carts Angled? The Surprising Answer!

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If you’ve ever been in a steel shop environment, whether you are a welder or just a shop hand, you’ve seen welding machines sitting around. Sometimes they are just stacked in the corner not being used. But the ones that are used fall into two categories. Those with clutter all over them, and those that […]

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