Oxy-Fuel Welding & Its Uses

Oxy-Fuel Welding & Its Uses

Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding: Oxy-fuel welding (commonly called oxyacetylene welding, oxy welding, or gas welding in the U.S.) and oxy-fuel cutting are processes that use fuel gases and oxygen to weld and cut metals, respectively. French engineers Edmond Fouché and Charles Picard became the first to develop oxygen-acetylene welding in 1903. Pure oxygen, instead of air, is used to increase the flame temperature to allow localized melting of the […]

Arc Welding – Safety & Applications

Arc Welding – Safety & Applications

What is Arc Welding? Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. The weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by an inert shielding gas(argon or helium), and a filler metal is normally used, though some welds, known as autogenous welds, do not require it. A constant-current welding power supply produces energy which is […]

Welding Curtains

Welding Curtains

What are Welding Curtains? Welding Curtains create a retractable barrier to contain welding fumes and contaminants. Weld Curtains also block 100% of U.V. light providing a safety wall that can slide in and out of use as necessary. Weld curtains increase productivity, reduce injuries, and improve work environments. What are Welding Curtains made of? Welding curtains have […]

Welding – Pros & Cons…

Welding – Pros & Cons…

What is Welding? Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing coalescence. This is often done by melting the workpieces and adding a filler material to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to become a strong joint, with pressure sometimes used in conjunction with heat, or by itself, to produce the weld. This is in contrast with soldering and brazing, which […]