Pipe Welding

Welding pipe is a critical skill to have before taking on jobs. Because pipe welding is so challenging, once you hone your skills, the amount of projects that can be completed successfully increases exponentially. Pipes will almost always be made out of steel, since steel is strong, cheap, and abundant. There are a broad range of application steel pipe is used for:   LOW PRESSURE PIPE Pipes that are primarily used as handrails and frames for gates. Other uses includes low pressure environments such as transporting liquids like water and natural gases.   MEDIUM PRESSURE PIPE These...

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Welding Methods

STICK WELDING Stick welding is a highly capable process for joining metal alloys together, and is currently the most common method used in the United States. Inexpensive and dynamic, stick welding: also referred to as SMAW(Shielded Metal Arc Welding), can be used on practically any piece of steel as thin as an eighth of an inch. The electrode(stick) is coated with flux to protect the weld from contamination and impurities.   MIG WELDING Mig welding, also known as GMAW(Gas Metal Arc Welding) or wire welding, is not as common as stick welding, but it’s use is on the rise. A few reasons...

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Steel

One of the most common material used in welding. Steel is a strong, highly applicable material welders spend most of their time working with.   LOW CARBON Or MILD STEEL One of the easier forms of metal to work with. Mild steel can be cut, molded, rolled, stamped, and twisted with far less effort needed for the stronger forms of steel. practical application for this type of metal include hardware like screws, washers, bolts, and is also used for bodies for cars and trucks.   MEDIUM CARBON STEEL Medium steel contains a considerable amount of carbon more than mild steel, making it a...

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Properties of Common Metals

STEEL One of the most common material used in welding. Steel is a strong, highly applicable material welders spend most of their time working with, if not exclusively. Commonly used in projects that require a sturdy, easy to work with, and best of all, a more affordable material. But steel does have it’s drawback by having to deal with it’s heavy weight, potential for rust, and needs to be cleaned regularly prior to welding. STAINLESS STEEL Unlike regular steel, stainless steel Is not only a remarkably strong, highly resistant to corrosion(rust), and improves hygiene by making it difficult...

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