How to Pipe Weld 101: Tips & Tricks for the Perfect Weld

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When welding two pipes, pipe welding is the most appropriate technique. In this case, welders can use several processes such as TIG, arc welding, and MIG welding to get the desired weld. While all these methods are applicable in pipe welding, TIG welding is the most common process. When undertaking projects such as fusing cylindrical […]

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What Do Welding Gloves Protect Against?

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Have you ever heard the phrase “If you gamble with safety, you bet your life”? Welding is typically a risky task, and wearing gloves comes in handy in protecting both the wrist and the hands. Besides protecting welders against electrical shock, these gloves provide improved grip and abrasion against resistance during welding. What to Consider […]

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How Does Ultrasonic Welding Work?

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Ultrasonic welding, or USW, is a welding technique that utilizes mechanical vibrations above the audible range. The process is accomplished by converting high-frequency electrical energy into high mechanical motion. The mechanical motions applied along with force generate frictional heat at the plastic joint area. This causes the plastic material to melt, forming a molecular bond […]

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When Was Welding Invented?

Many people may not know this, but welding is a technique that has been used for ages. The first welding activities took place during the Early Bronze Age. To understand the history of welding, one must dig deeper into aspects like its early forms, and its evolution over time. Besides, by understanding the history of […]

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What is Duty Cycle in Welding and How is it Calculated?

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Duty cycle refers to the period you can run your welding machine at the recommended amperage. It is usually measured in ten minutes. For example, at 200 amps with a 30% duty cycle, you can run the welding machine for 10 minutes. In the first 3 minutes, run the machine continuously while maintaining 200 amps. […]

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How to Weld Plastics

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Plastic welding is the process of joining softened thermoplastics surfaces using heat. When compatible thermoplastics are subjected to heat, they create a molecular bond that subsequently leads to plastic formation. During production, you have to press the surfaces, subject them to heat and pressure, and then cool off. The heating techniques used are responsible for […]

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How to MIG Weld Stainless Steel

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Whether you are the welder working on auto parts in the garage or the one repairing damaged kitchen sinks, knowing how to weld stainless using MIG welding is beneficial. Stainless steel is best known for its long-lasting and rugged properties. Learning the process of MIG welding may seem complicated, but the basics are relatively simple.  […]

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What is Flux-Cored Arc Welding? Understanding it Thoroughly

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How Does It Work? Flux-cored welding uses the same equipment as MIG welding. This includes welder/inverter, wire feeder, semi-automatic welding gun, and ground clamp. Since the power source is based on CV (constant voltage) which can be adjusted, this means that the arc length will stay constant throughout welding. The overall current can be changed […]

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How an Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet Works

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Once upon a time, welding helmets were pretty simple. They had a darkened lens that allowed you to look at what you were welding without straining your eyes. To check the weld in normal lighting, you had to lift them up, however. Today, the technology has gotten a bit fancier. Now, you don’t have to […]

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