People may think that welding is an unchanging profession. Joining two pieces of metal can’t have changed much, you might think. Well, think again. There are a lot of differences between the old ways and new ways of doing welding. Let us explain a few. Electrode Welding Modern electrode welding has come a long way.
Knowledge & safety Having a ticket, or welding license, shows that you have effectively passed through a training program and are educated in the current best practices of our industry. We want to ensure that not only is our work effective and efficient, but that our workers and the people affected by our welding remain
Why We Joined the BBB You may wonder about our decision to join the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We’ve been a member of the BBB since 2016. “Isn’t that the place where people submit complaints about businesses?” you may ask. Yes, but they do so much more than that. Let’s take a look at why
Thinking ahead to the summer or fall when you’re starting a new certificate program in welding? Here are a few considerations that welding students need to know. Like to Shop? A number of high school programs introduce students to welding, but how do you know if you’re prepared to take on welding as a career?
Types of Underwater Welding Hyperbaric or Dry Welding Hyperbaric or Dry welding utilizes similar welding methods as normal surface welding. The difference is the welder and/or the welding tools are enclosed in a “habitat.” Habitats protect the welding environment and keep it dry while work is being completed. Larger underwater welding habitats are used in large
Advantages to Using Welding versus Riveting for Joints When designing and constructing any major project, the type of joints you use to connect metal structures is important. While riveting has its purposes, there are many ways in which welding has the advantage in both strength and durability. Read on to understand where welding and where riveting
Welding is a diverse field, with several different methods depending on material type, use, and many other factors. Having an excellent welder on your team means the difference between letting your customers down and offering quality products. To help find the best welder around, we’ve put together a list of five characteristics of a great
West Arc Welding is pleased to provide you with mobile welding. Our convenient service is quick and efficient, directly at your doorstep. Whether you need us to come to your home or business, we bring our modern, mobile technology, equipment, and talents to you! Being mobile means we can provide you with expertise and greater
How to be Safe When Welding Welding can be a very safe occupation, as long as proper precautions are taken. Safety is essential when planning and executing any welding project. If you are undertaking a home welding project, here are some general tips on how to stay safe when using welding tools: Read the instructions –
You’ve seen the iconic image of a welder in a large, heavy, windowed mask, hot sparks flying from steel being welded, but how much do you really know about the basics of welding? You may know that welding is one of many types of joining – along with soldering, adhesive bonding, and more – that