Welding blog: Welding is a process that involves joining two or more pieces of metal together using heat and sometimes pressure. Welding has been around for centuries and is an essential skill in many industries, including construction, manufacturing, and automotive repair.
There are many different welding processes, each with its own unique characteristics and uses. Some of the most common welding processes include shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding.
One of the key factors in welding is the type of heat source used to produce the welding arc. In SMAW and FCAW welding, the heat source is an electric arc produced between the welding electrode and the workpiece. In GMAW and TIG welding, the heat source is an electric arc produced between the welding torch and the workpiece.
Another important factor in welding is the type of filler material used. In SMAW and FCAW welding, the filler material is contained within the welding electrode, while in GMAW and TIG welding, the filler material is fed into the welding arc from a separate wire. The type of filler material used can affect the strength and appearance of the final weld.
Welding is a skilled trade that requires extensive training and practice to master. Welders must be knowledgeable about the different welding processes and have a good understanding of metallurgy and the properties of different metals. They must also be able to properly set up and operate welding equipment and have the ability to judge the quality of the welds they produce.
You can read more about each procedure in our welding blog.