13 Best Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Characteristics

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Finding the best auto darkening welding helmet will be one of the most important pursuits you’ll make as a professional welder, so you should invest wisely. Here are 13 things you should look for when considering a new hood: Top 13 Traits for the Best Auto Darkening Welding Helmet 1. Weight The weight of the helmet … Read more 13 Best Auto Darkening Welding Helmet Characteristics

Underwater Welding Process: Maximize Your Career

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The underwater welding process seems to defy logic: How does electricity flow through water leaving the underwater welder unscathed? As you might guess, there’s a lot more to it. Here’s a few factors to think about: Underwater welding works in a similar fashion to topside welding, though the environment is different. Underwater welders take on risk, … Read more Underwater Welding Process: Maximize Your Career

48 Welding Slang Phrases to Talk Like a Metal Junkie Expert

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In the construction world newbies often find themselves lost in common phrases and welding slang thrown around by fellow workers. Here’s the ultimate guide on welding slang and fabrication slang in the workforce. You’ll find categories in the following subjects: People & Characteristics Equipment & Techniques Workshop Issues & Welding Situations Common Work Commands Your Blueprint … Read more 48 Welding Slang Phrases to Talk Like a Metal Junkie Expert

Money doesn’t Grow on Trees, but Welding Careers do

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In my recent interaction with Weld-Ed, I came across an interesting resource: A graphic representation of potential future professions for prospective welders. To represent these professions, they created a tree whose branches extend high into the sky. As you can see, there are six primary branches from which every other career stems: Welding Management Education Sales Inspection … Read more Money doesn’t Grow on Trees, but Welding Careers do

Six Myths of Topside Welding Certification: #3 is on the Money

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As a general rule, certification is to welders as tax laws are to accountants: Extremely beneficial to understand, but complicated enough to scare many away. For every welding technique, it seems we have five certification tests to match it. Since welding coded certification comes in thousands of varieties, I cannot do justice to the process in a single blog post. … Read more Six Myths of Topside Welding Certification: #3 is on the Money

Top 6 Careers Welders Aspire to Achieve

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As a welder, your career is anything but boring. Each day comes with a slew of challenges in design, testing, teamwork and keeping your clothes from catching fire. But you long for something more. Here’s six of the primary ways your career can take a turn for the better. Keep your sights on that long-term goal and … Read more Top 6 Careers Welders Aspire to Achieve