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How Does Underwater Welding Work?

Underwater welding sounds like a cool and interesting job role. One that involves a great deal of skill and expertise. In a previous blog we explored what is meant by the term ‘underwater welding’ and how you can become an underwater welder. Today, we’d like to focus upon the two different types of underwater welding. There are two main types of underwater welding: wet welding and dry welding. With this mind, we want to explore the questions: how does underwater welding work? How do welder-divers perform welding tasking at elevated pressures, and in particular underwater?   Main Underwater Welding Processes:…
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Difference between welding, soldering and brazing

From building a laptop computer to constructing a new building, almost anything that is built using metal requires being able to join two metals together. In previous blog posts, we have covered everything from the main welding positions and joints, different types of welding, uses, equipment and PPE. Here, we are going to focus on the differences between welding and two other metal joining processes: soldering and brazing. Welding is a way of bonding two metals by melting them where they’ll meet. Whereas, soldering involves making a joint between components in an electric circuit.   What is welding and how…
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5 Different Types of Welding Joints

The applications of welding are limitless from the aeronautic industry, to automotive to residential needs. Depending on the type of job a welder is carrying out, different types of weld are required. Welding cannot always be done in our most desirable welding position, it all depends on the type of weld required and any joints needed. Sometimes that can be on the ceiling, in a corner, or on the floor.   In a previous blog, we explored the four main welding positions: flat weld, horizontal weld, vertical weld and overhead weld. Today, we will be discussing five different types of…
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Differences between MIG welding and TIG welding

Within the welding industry, there are various arc welding processes you can use. The two main processes, and arguably the most well known, are MIG welding and TIG welding. Choosing the right welding process is vital to the success of your project. Using the wrong type of welding technique can result in numerous problems, such as weaker bonds, corrosion of the weld joint or a complete failure in the binding of the weld in the first place.   Both MIG and TIG arc welding techniques have their similarities, as we will explore through this blog piece. However, depending on your…
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What is Seam Welding and How Does It Work?

What is Seam Welding and How Does It Work? Within the welding industry, there are many techniques and processes that come to mind. Specifically talking about ‘seam welding’, we will explore the technique that is used and what the advantages and disadvantages of using this process are. Seam Welding is a different technique used to weld two metals together - whether they are the same or dissimilar. They are connected by supplying an electric current where a nugget is formed (the term nugget refers to the pools of molten metal formed). Seam welding is also referred to a type of…
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Arc Welding Services Ltd – Types of Welding

A Guide to The Different Types of Welding Working with metal can be an impressive skill. Welding requires highly-skilled professionals, who are in constant demand. This skill requires a lot of experience and guidance from professionals within the business. Welding, in all of its forms, simply means the conjoining of two metals and there are many different ways of achieving this. Let us explore the different types of welding that are available within the industry. MIG Welding MIG welding is a simple method of welding in comparison to others and tends to be the most favoured type for beginners to…
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The Guide Of Arc Welding

The Arc Of Welding Arc welding is a permanent, efficient and economical method, for the joining of two different metals. This process consists of heating localised metals beyond the melting point which then allows the materials to bond. We are going to explore the different methods in which arc welding may be used, the history of its importance and why arc welding is still a far-reaching method of constructing metal today. This generalised ‘arc of welding guide’ will enable you to comprehend an accustomed understanding of the process. After the metal is heated and pledged together, the arc is formed…
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Welding Equipment Repairs: Repair or Replace?

Welding Equipment Repairs: Repair or Replace Sometimes, your welding equipment will require a little care and attention. As very heavy-duty equipment, the tools used for welding are often exposed to extreme temperatures and can face a lot of physical challenges. Here, we explain how to tell the difference between equipment in need of repair and that in need of replacing. Is the damage superficial? This is an easy tell. If any damage to your welding equipment appears to be superficial, there’s a good chance it can be repaired. Superficial damage might include scratching, damage to the bodywork, and damage that…
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Update from the HSE: Fume Extraction Notification

There has been an important update from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), focusing on mild steel welding fume extraction. The directive is relevant for anyone that welds, and is important to take on board for your own safety, as well as others around you. You can read the full directive at the link below: HSE Mild Steel Welding Fume Extraction Notification
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Welding Health and Safety: The Essentials

Welding Health and Safety: The Essentials Welding provides solutions in so many areas of the manufacturing world. It is an extremely useful process that requires years of training and experience to master. As well as being useful, though, it is also potentially quite dangerous. It is absolutely essential that welding health and safety is constantly adhered to throughout the process, regardless of how experienced or inexperienced the welder may be. Here, Arc Welding Services Ltd explains the essential health and safety points that must be considered by anyone working in welding. Fumes Breathing in fumes while welding is a common…