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The foremost leader in welding education. Serving up your daily dose of welding and fabrication tips for all processes.

Jason Becker

Jason Becker is a welder/fabricator with 22 years of field experience in the welding industry and a Marine Corps Veteran. He is also an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator (CWI/CWE). While teaching welding at his local college, Jason pursued his Bachelors Degree in Construction Management from Seminole State College and graduated with honors in 2016. He now works full-time as the co-host for Weld.com.

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Plasma Cutting

By: Jason Becker
September 18th, 2019

Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) is a thermal cutting process that is commonly found in many welding and fabrication shops. These machines are so affordable now that even a lot of home hobbyists have started using them in their home garages.

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GTAW | TIG

By: Jason Becker
September 16th, 2019

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) or TIG welding, can be very difficult for new welders to master, especially without formal training. Today we are going to discuss and demonstrate some proper techniques and drop a few tips to help even the most novice of welders master the lap joint.

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GMAW | MIG

By: Jason Becker
September 16th, 2019

In an effort to educate the masses on the restrictions of short circuit GMAW transfer we decided to do a fillet weld break test in the shop on some 3/8" plate.  Over the course of my career, I have been in many shops where short circuiting MIG has been used on materials thicker than 5/16". 

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GTAW | TIG

By: Jason Becker
September 11th, 2019

Today we are going through the functions and capabilities of the new Everlast Lightning MTS 275 Multiprocess welder. Our objective was to test the low lab amp capabilities of the machine and go through the different pulse options and AC frequency capabilities. Prior to the video, we went through the different processes the machine is capable of running and and got familiar with the settings.

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FCAW | Flux Core

By: Jason Becker
September 10th, 2019

https://www.weilerabrasives.com/ In a previous video we discussed Flux Cored Arc Welding in the 2G position. We are now rotating the plate 90° and going vertical. The joint configuration is similar to the horizontal plate except we now have both plates beveled at a 22.5° angle for a total of 45° included angle. 

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FCAW | Flux Core

By: Jason Becker
September 10th, 2019

There seems to be a huge disconnect amongst the younger generation of welders when it comes to (CJP) prequalified weld tests, structural applications, and Flux Core Welding. I never realized how many "welders" didn't understand the aforementioned topics until we released this video.