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A Few Tips for Welding Cast Iron

First, it helps to understand how cast iron differs from other materials.  Most of what we call cast iron is more accurately called gray iron.  Gray iron is an iron alloy that is about 95% iron, 4% graphite and 1% silicon.  In gray iron the

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Overview of Torch Cutting

The tip of your cutting torch is based on the flame characteristics of the fuel gas used, material cutting, and is where all the action takes place.  Your intended use will determine the type of gas you will need as well as the tip used

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Overview of Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting is beginning to take a lead over oxy-fuel forms of cutting because it provides a quicker cut, gouge, and piercing at a lower cost.  With plasma cutting, there is no need for preheating time, making plasma cutting more operational friendly.  The cut size

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Tips for Learning and Improving Welding Skills

    Producing consistent quality welds requires the use of professional grade tools and equipment. Proper fitting (gloves, safety glasses, welding shield), and necessary protective clothing, are also mandatory to insure the safe and quality performance of welders. Quality welding relies on concentration, performing consistent repetitive

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Going Mobile — Rig Welding

   Apart from being an early 1970s hit song by "The Who," going mobile is also a lucrative, in demand business opportunity for the professional welder. “Rig Welding” is a very versatile business, offering services to the homeowner, hobby & commercial farmers, dairies, wineries, commercial,

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A Few Quick Tips for Beginning Welders

A lot of people will tell you a lot of different things when it comes to welding — what’s the best, easiest, and fastest way to do it.  Really it all depends on what you’re doing.  This list is for people who want a general

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A Brief History of Welding

Welding: –verb, to unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like, esp. after rendering soft or pasty by heat, and sometimes with the addition of fusible material like or unlike the pieces to be united.  2. to bring into complete

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Overview of Stick Welding

Shielded Metal Arc Welding, also known as stick welding is a more forgiving weld then other types of welding and has been one of the most popular forms of welding in home garages to shops. With stick welding, you can weld parts that are not

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Overview of TIG Welding

TIG welding is somewhat similar to Mig welding except it can weld a larger variety of metals and is great for creating art as well. TIG welding allows you to weld steel, stainless steel, Chromalloy, aluminum, nickel alloys, magnesium, copper, brass, bronze, and even gold.