Category Archives: Welding

How to Choose Filler Metals for Carbon and Low-Alloy Applications

To produce quality welds, you need to evaluate a variety of industry- and application-dependent issues. There are numerous factors that play a role in producing high-quality welds. The proper welding technique is critical, as is selecting the correct process for … Continue reading

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Plasma Arc Cutting Quality Challenges and Troubleshooting

Plasma systems today are more powerful and portable than ever. They cut metal parts with very good, if not excellent, edge quality at an extremely fast clip. Still, fabricators are likely to face cut quality issues at one point or … Continue reading

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Using Advanced Welding Technology Can Revitalized Today’s Welding Classroom

Advanced welding technology can revitalize today’s welding classroom. The old adage that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” sometimes seems more like a challenge than words of wisdom. Today’s global market and the evolution of new technology offers … Continue reading

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Educated Welders: BWM Services Discusses the Real Employment Issue

To meet long-term goals and maintain a competitive edge on the world stage, the industry needs to transform how it educates its workforce.

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Meeting the Demand for Welding Engineers at BWM Services

College welding engineering programs trace its roots back to the 1930s. Over the last 80 years, it has evolved into an academic/research program that is recognized throughout the world. Ohio State University (OSU) currently has the only Accreditation Board for … Continue reading

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Introduction to Welding Pipe Downhill

Field welding API 5L line pipe in grades X42 or X52 are required for natural gas extraction and transmission, as well as oil and chemical processing and water transmission. For this thin-wall pipe, typically 0.5 inches or less, many welding … Continue reading

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A New Model for Welding Education

The skills needed by employers from their welders today are moving targets that must change as the industry changes.

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Preparing Aluminum Before Welding

Aluminum is being utilized more frequently for many different applications because of its material properties such as strength-to-weight rations, corrosion resistance, the abundance of its raw form bauxite and the relative ease of making aluminum.

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Selecting the Right GMAW Gun for the Job

Many may be curious, “how much of a difference does your welding gun selection make?” If you are engaged in gas metal arc welding (GMA), it is crucial to pick the right tool for your unique needs.

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Maximizing Operator Comfort and Safety to Increase Productivity: Part 2

In the metalworking industry, one of the major challenges is increase productivity, which can ultimately be achieved through reducing downtime and increasing yield. Tools that can withstand the harsh environments and rigors of the job, feature an ergonomic design and … Continue reading

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