Tips & Tricks

We’ve curated the best resources, trends, tips, & tricks from the world of welding.

Tips & Tricks

What is the Easiest Type of Welding to Learn & Welder to Use?

July 27 2022

Many beginners are excited about embarking on a career in welding, but they are also confused about the best way to get started. Their first question is typical, "What is the most...

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Resources

Stainless Steel Welding Applications: Everything You Need to Know

May 18 2022

Stainless steel has attained widespread popularity in the manufacturing and construction industries, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. Stainless is an iron-based alloy containing various amounts of chromium, protecting it...

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Buying Guides

5 Best Welding Books for Beginners

March 22 2022

Suppose you are considering a professional welding career or have already started down that road. In that case, welding books are an excellent way to learn the craft at your pace without...

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Tips & Tricks

How to Weld Cast Iron vs. Cast Steel

March 01 2022

If you are an experienced welder, you probably already know that welding cast iron or cast steel can be challenging. Cast iron has a high carbon content of around 2 to 4...

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Tips & Tricks

Where to Get Scrap Metal for Welding

February 08 2022

If you’re new to welding or recently decided to take on a few welding projects on the side, you’re probably wondering where to find scrap metal--either for free or at a minimum...

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Tips & Tricks

What Is Slag Inclusion in Welding?

December 13 2021

Almost anyone associated with welding has heard the term “slag.” Those involved in shielded metal arc welding (stick), flux-cored arc welding, and submerged arc welding will have first-hand knowledge. For those new...

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Tips & Tricks

5 Easy Welding Art Projects to Do at Home

June 14 2021

Welding is an excellent career and a great way to make a living, but it isn't only for professionals working in the manufacturing industry. Welding art projects can be a fun and...

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Tips & Tricks

Top 9 Types of Gases Used in Welding

May 11 2021

Welding gases are a common commodity in most industrial settings and even in home workshops, and they are used in various ways in the welding process. The most common types of welding...

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Tips & Tricks

4 Different Welding Types To Learn in 2021

March 29 2021

The different types of welding are: Gas metal arc welding (MIG) Gas tungsten arc welding (TIG) Shielded metal arc welding (stick welding) Flux core arc welding (FCAW) While these are not the...

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Tips & Tricks

What Gas Do You Use with a Plasma Cutter?

February 26 2021

Plasma cutting is a powerful yet simple process during which an electric arc is sent through a gas passing through a copper nozzle's constricted opening. The extreme heat that is created elevates...

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