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What is Welding?

It’s funny, we’ve covered everything from underwater welding to outer-space welding, yet haven’t delved into the basics of the art itself. Speaking of art, we also discussed some of the most prominent welding artists in contemporary culture. However, this blog post details the basics of the industry on which this company, Arc Welding Services, was built. So, what is welding? Industry Welding is the most permanent, efficient and economical method of joining two metals. At its core, welding is the act of making two pieces of metal act as one. What’s more, this industry is so substantial that it’s estimated…
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Welding In Space: An Insight Into Cold Welding

Let’s start with a simple science lesson: because there is no oxygen in space, creating sparks and lighting a fire is extremely difficult. Now for welding, sparks and fire are pretty essential. So what happens when repairs are needed 60-odd miles up in the air? This was one of the main issues that was presented to astrophysicists in the early ages of space travel. Thankfully for the future of space travel and research, over a number of years, a solution was created: cold welding. By forming metals and materials together without any liquid or molten phase, astronauts are able to…
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Basic Welding Equipment You Need For Any Project

If you’re looking to start any welding projects, it’s imperative that you have the necessary welding equipment to begin your work. As leading welding experts in Birmingham, we know exactly all the equipment you’ll need to get your project completed. Welding can be seen as an intimidating job, using tools that will literally fuse two pieces of metal together, and we can see why it would be. It’s a dangerous job, but with the right equipment, you’ll become a pro in no time and you’ll be able to take on any project. We’ve listed the necessary welding equipment you’ll need:…
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What Is Underwater Welding?

What is Underwater Welding? Underwater welding is a welding job that speaks for itself - welding underwater. It can also be known as hyperbaric welding, which defines the process of welding at elevated pressures. It is usually carried out wet and underwater or dry in enclosed positive pressure environments. Normally, steel is used for this form of welding as steel performs well underwater. Work is usually carried out on large steel bridges, ships, offshore oil sites and major pipelines. Underwater welding directly exposes the welder and equipment to water at depths as far as 300 metres. The standard type of…
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Top Welding Art And How To Make Your Own

Welding these days isn’t just used by labourers in the industry; many people are trying their hand at creating welding art and taking their skill to the next level. Welding is a form of creation in the basic form - reshaping and forming pieces of material together to create amazing structures. If you have a basic understanding of welding, we have outlined how you can start creating your own art welding. But first, we’ve put together some of the best art created by welders around the world. Austin Hargett Based in Houston, Austin is a welding instructor who creates colourful…
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The History of Welding

Welding is the process of creating a joint by fusing two pieces of metal structures together with a third piece of material. Usually, this process is carried out by heating the metal with a flame, an electric charge, or a laser light to melt or fuse the materials together. The history of welding currently dates back to the Bronze Age with the first discovered example of welding, when a number of carefully crafted golden boxes were found. Egyptians were also believed to have crafted their own iron tools using welding practices. Throughout the Middle Ages, Blacksmiths became more common and…
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What Welding Certification Do I Need?

Working with metal and providing excellent welding services requires dexterity, practice, and skill. To be trusted and taken seriously in your profession, however, requires the adequate welding certification, which Arc Welding Services Ltd have explored below: Understand the different kind of welding processes available Novices to the industry may be surprised to learn that there are actually quite a few different welding processes and procedures. Some of the most common ones are as follows: Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, or more commonly known as MIG) Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW,…
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A Beginners Guide On Starting A Welding Career

If you’re looking to start a successful welding career then providing you have the right skills and required certificates, the industry can be very rewarding. The employees within the industry are often changing and many more young people are heading into the welding industry. With such a well-sought after practical skill, embarking on a welding career could take you anywhere in the world. The world will always need welders, after all. What’s Involved Welding can be seen as a form of art, manipulating huge pieces of material and creating impressive sculptures. If you’ve not already studied welding in any form…
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Welding Basics: The Different Types of Welding

There are various different types of welding you’ll need to understand in order to get into the industry and begin your work. Working with metals and melting them into creations of art is something of a skill. Welding is no longer just joining two pieces of metal together, you’re hand-crafting large pieces of metal into a sculpture you envision. Starting a career in welding requires a certain level of skill and knowledge. The work can be very time-consuming and it’s best to learn alongside other professionals in the industry so that you understand the correct procedures. We’ve outlined the different…
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Protection Against Welding Safety Hazards

Whenever you begin a new project your immediate consideration should be health and safety. Industrial work is hazardous, therefore it is imperative that you are aware of the risks around you and understand how to take the proper precautions to avoid injury. Arc Welding Services Ltd have highlighted below some of the welding safety hazards you may encounter at work and how you can effectively protect yourself from harm: Electric Shock Working with faulty equipment or handling live electrical circuits with exposed skin can lead to a fatal electric shock. You can guard against high voltages by wearing rubber safety…