Category Archives: Welding Information

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what other training do I need to qualify as a welder-diver?

What skills are prerequisite to entering the field of underwater welding? A welder-diver is a certified welder and commercial diver, capable of performing tasks associated with commercial sub sea work, weld set up and preparation, and who has the ability to weld in accordance with the AWS D3.6M, Underwater Welding Code, wet or dry, and…

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What Underwater Welding Looks Like

Now you know what an underwater weld looks like.

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Welder Qualification

Welding Certifications and Welder Qualification Tests! What is a Welding Certification? Definition: Welding Certifications are technically a hands-on welder qualification test that is conducted by certified welding inspector that will determine if the person or machine can produce a sound quality weld up to the code or welding procedure needed for a Company, job site or a…

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What You Should Know About Becoming a Maritime Welder

Looking for an adventurous career that also offers the chance for travel and the potential for earning a good living? Becoming a maritime welder may be the right choice for you. Job opportunities could lead to performing welding on ships and barges in coastal areas domestically and abroad. It’s a challenging job, but the rewards could be significant in…

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Is Welding a Good Career for You?

The customers at Baker’s Gas and Welding range from professional welding shops to weekend welders who take on household and personal welding projects in their spare time. Among those customers, it isn’t uncommon to hear about young welders or students evaluating their job prospects who consider full time welding careers. There are many paths to…

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8 Father’s Day Welding Projects

Father’s Day is right around the corner and while you can’t, or at least shouldn’t weld your dad a tie, you can always weld him something to hang it on. In fact, there are plenty of welding project ideas that have nothing to with ties that your father or father in law would both use…

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Weekly Welding Roundup-Welding News

A group of Montana high school students took welding classes over the past year and were then administered a welding certification test where four of the seven students passed. Those who passed the test included: freshman, Kyler Francis; junior, Connor Voll; freshman, Raine Kaufman and freshman, Howard Edison. Image Source While the students are not…

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Why Welders Are Purging Pipes and Tubes Before Welding

Creating a strong, long-lasting weld requires a clean joint on your metal workpiece. When it comes to TIG welding uniquely shaped materials or pipe welding jobs, purging the metal of oxygen with an inert gas can keep the weld fully protected from oxidation that could lead to corrosion. The purging process may use a kit…

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Tips for TIG Welding Aluminum at Your Home Shop

TIG welding aluminum often proves to be one of the most challenging welding processes for new and weekend hobby welders. Aluminum heats up faster than steel and most other metals in welding shops, and it becomes particularly brittle and prone to cracking if you aren’t careful during the TIG welding process. We’ll look at a few…

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Weekly Welding Roundup–Welding News

Water patrol deputy Chris Guise spends his days patrolling the waters of his parish, going between wetlands and waterways, but in his off time, he spends hours welding in his shop at home. Guise has been welding since he was a teenager, and he would spend his entire afternoon and evening after school working in…

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