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Welding Certification – The Basics

Stick, TIG, MIG, or flux core arc welding – whichever area of welding you are skilled in, expect to need certification to work in the welding field. Depending on the needs of the company, you may need certification in any area or a specific area

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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Articles on welded game figures, a chance for free welding gear, and welding inspiration for students are just the tip of last week’s roundup. Enjoy!   Picture credit: Don Hankins on Flickr Special News Welder twists metal into Games figures North Delta resident Don Francis

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Rules and Guidelines for Aluminum Welding

For both new and experienced welders, aluminum welding can be challenging. Over-welding of the aluminum alloys can easily happen because of its “higher thermal conductivity and low melting point. Also, feeding aluminum welding wire during gas-metal-arc-welding (GMAW) presents a challenge because the wire is softer

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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Amazing projects, programs, techniques, and more fill in the roundup this week. Be sure to read the first article in the roundup on Kenneth Dilley, a welder who overcame hardships to be positive teacher and mentor to others, and a man who passionately used his

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Weekly Roundup – News in the Welding World

Three categories take over the roundup for this week: industry news, schools/programs, and welding gone wrong. Enjoy!  Picture courtesy of the U.S. Army Industry News – Supplies, Tools, Welding Processes: State of the arc: magnetism in pipes can stop welding progress Arc blow can stop