Category Archives: Special Materials Welding

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Working with Kydex Thermoplastic

What is Kydex? Kydex is a thermoplastic sheet marketed for specialty applications. The manufacturers offer an extensive choice of colors and textures. About Kydex, LLC Kydex was first created in 1965 by Rohm and Haas Company. The sheet was UL listed as a fire rated

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Welding Wrought Iron

Wrought iron has many uses: it can be used as a decorative item such as gates and doors; or it can be used as a security measure where it is used to protect windows and other vulnerable areas of a building or home.  Because wrought

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An Overview of Electric Resistance Welding

What is electric resistance welding? Find out theapplication, process, and cost. Learn about spot welding and seam welding,advantages and disadvantages of electric resistance welding. Electric resistance welding (ERW) produces coalescence offaying surfaces. Heat to form the weld comes from electrical resistance ofmaterial, rather than time

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Ultrasonic Plastic Welding

A “welding” process of some type is necessary to join two individual pieces of plastic not manufactured as part of a larger whole. As you can imagine, if you were to even approach a piece of plastic with an Acetylene Gas or Arc welding torch,

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Tips for Using Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for Aluminum

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) uses a tungsten electrode to make a weld and is a kind of arc welding. It is also called tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. This method can be used on steel or on aluminum but is much more difficult to

Tips for Welding Aluminum

A common metal that is welded is aluminum. Aluminum is everywhere. It is in soda cans for example. Aluminum has many uses and is relativity easy to weld. Many beginner welders have difficulty welding aluminum because the metal shrivels, cracks, warps, or just plain breaks.

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The Art of Welding

Welding is an important process for the construction of various metal sculptures. Sculptural welding requires extensive knowledge and skill; it’s more than simply creating functional objects or joining two pieces of metal together. Sculptural welding may involve welding two different materials,  different shapes and colors,

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Some Tips for Welding Titanium

Titanium is a wonderful metal that is strong, beautiful, and often times is sought after. You find titanium in industrial projects, stovepipes, and even sold as wedding rings for couples who want their rings to last for eternity. Yet even though it is becoming more

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VIDEO : Welding Nickel Alloys

Keeping the following questions in mind, what do you know about welding nickel alloys? How, if it is at all possible, do you weld nickel alloys? What makes them different from other metals? Nickel alloys are metals that contain more nickel than anything else. Usually,

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Metal Shapes, Sizes & Measurements

Selecting the right type of metal is imperative for the success of any welding project. Using the right metal for a particular job is just as important as using the right tools. The following is a basic list of the typical shapes and sizes of