Category Archives: Welding Information

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Attend an AWS Code Clinic from the Comfort of Your Home

If you’re the welder everyone in your shop turns to for help, you perform carbon equivalent calculations in your head for fun, and you refer to sleeping as “non-arc time,” chances are you’ve entertained the idea of becoming a Certified Welding Inspector. If so, that’s marvelous, but it’s important to understand that the duties and responsibilities…

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New Rebate Offers the Lowest Prices on Miller Welding Helmets

You don’t have to wait to get the best deals on Miller welding helmets at Baker’s Gas and Welding. For a limited time (ending December 31st 2017) you can get up to a $60 rebate on all of the Miller Digital Series welding helmets in stock at Baker’s Gas and Welding. If you’re having a…

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Top Five Reasons to attend (and justify the cost of) FABTECH

By: Matthew Walt, Sales & Marketing Associate, xTuple My first trip to Chicago and to North America’s largest convention center (McCormick Place) and to FABTECH (or any industrial trade show, for that matter) did not disappoint. I helped manage xTuple’s FABTECH booth along with several partners and our VP sales Wally Tonra. Billed as North America’s largest metal forming,…

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8 Rebar Holiday Welding Projects

With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time when thoughtful gift-giving ideas are born. Most of the people in your friends and family’s lives don’t have your welding skills and are unable to create the useful, beautiful gifts that you can using rebar. Even when the holidays are long behind us, rebar is a…

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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Welder and blacksmith Nicolas Wicks became an unpaid intern for a blacksmith in Scotland before returning home to his career in environmental economics, and the direction of his life changed dramatically. Wicks learned that his grandfather, who had worked as a welder and trained shipbuilders during World War II, had saved all of his tools…

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FABTECH 2017 “Steels” Chicago

Emerging technologies, expert insight and high industry attendance showcased at North America’s premier manufacturing tradeshow and conference FABTECH 2017, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, hosted more than 1,700 exhibiting companies and a total of 44,935 attendees from 120 countries to celebrate manufacturing’s industrial evolution last week at Chicago’s McCormick Place.…

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New FABTECH Logo Reflects an Industry Evolution

Chicago, IL, November 9, 2017 – Today, the five FABTECH co-sponsors unveiled a new logo and brand identity for the FABTECH series of events. FABTECH represents the leading events in North America exclusively focused on advancing the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries. The industry is evolving and the new logo reflects the innovation…

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Find Your Automation Solutions at FABTECH

FABTECH can help drive down fabrication costs. Really. Like most professionals in our industry, you’re probably interested in ways to drive down costs and turbo-charge your efficiency. A visit to FABTECH gives you first-hand access to expert knowledge, live demonstrations of new technology, and a close-up view of machinery you can’t get anywhere else. This…

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Design for Manufacturing: Bevel

By Cornel Warren Bevels are edge cuts typically used to prepare steel plate parts for welding. Professional fabricators have long relied on CNC machines and nesting software to fine tune and automate the beveling process. As the industry leader in bevel processing, SigmaNEST delivers accurate bevels with precision and speed. SigmaTEK’s Director of Product Management,…

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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

A team of 100 welding students at the Tuscaloosa Career and Technical Academy joined together with the homeowners association of the Northwood Lake community in order to build a 35 foot by 14 foot playground. The homeowners association also donated $1,000 to TCTA’s career academy. The students provided the bulk of the labor, and then…

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