Category Archives: Welding Starter Guide

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Welding Starter Guide: Shielding Gases for MIG Welding

Gases are an important part of MIG welding. In fact, they’re the source of the craft’s name: Metal Inert Gas welding. Technically speaking, inert gases are what make MIG welding what it is. Picture Credit: Why Inert Gases? In short, the role of inert

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Basic Welder Settings: MIG Welding

Introduction MIG welding is one of the most popular types of welding, probably because it’s easiest to get started and continue to learn. Whether you’re a beginner to the craft or you’re looking for a refresher on setting up your MIG welder, keep reading for

Shielding Gases Used in Welding

The inert or semi-inert gases used in gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding (GMAW/GTAW or MIG/TIG) protect the weld area from atmospheric gases. Gases in the atmosphere include oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. They may impair weld quality. Improper choice

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Welding: Not as Simple as Pulling the Trigger

People, particularly novice welders, tend to make the mistake of believing that welding is a very simple process – after all, it simply involves picking up the welding gun and firing it in the general direction of the project right? Well, in some cases it

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Welding Starter Guide – Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Continuing with our “Welding Starter Guide” series, here’s a thorough introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), or stick welding, is a popular welding technique that can be used for a variety of welding projects, indoors or outdoors. Stick welding is

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Welding Starter Guide : Metal Inert Gas Welding (MIG)

MIG welding, or metal inert gas welding, is the most popular welding process today. If you caught our post on “Welding Deconstruction with DIY Network,” you already know that most robotic manufacturing use the MIG process. MIG welds are even responsible for keeping your car

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Welding Starter Guide : Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

Because of the diversity of welding, you can be a expert at one welding process and lack basic knowledge of another. “Welding Starter Guide” will be a series focused on bringing you the basics about different welding processes. To start you off, this week we’ll