Automated CNC Machinery Vs. Hand Gun Welding: Which is Best for Your Project?


Automated CNC Vs. Hand Gun Welding Guest post by Peter Jacobs In the welding industry, the widely accepted notion is that automated systems create a more accurate finish than traditional handheld welding systems. CNC welding ensures that each component of the stud welding process is calibrated and well-controlled to deliver consistent results.  While handheld welding … Read More

Main Types of Welds Used in Welding


Main Types of Welds Used in Welding While there are many weld types, the most commonly used types of welds are: Bead Fillet Groove Surfacing Tack Plug Slot Resistance In this article: Weld Types | Weld Parts Related reading: Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts Weld Types Weld Bead Most of us start out … Read More

What Is MIG Welding Gas? Shielding Gas Basics

What is MIG Welding Gas

It’s easy to overlook the role MIG welding gas plays in creating a solid weld.  With auto-feeding filler wire and shielding gas, MIG welders are designed to make clean and reliable welds with the pull of the trigger. When learning to weld, I rarely thought about shielding gas. That is, until the first time I … Read More

Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts

Guide to Welding Joint Types and Parts For welders first getting a handle on weld joint design—how pieces of metal are put together or aligned with each other for welding—it’s important to address welded joint concepts separately from the weld. This article will get you up to speed on the main welding joint types and … Read More