We're busting out another viewer submitted request from our audience members. A few viewers have requested us to do some thin gauge stainless steel to a thicker piece of material. This process is a much easier than most people think.
Depending on the type of work you do, there may come a time when you have to weld dissimilar metals together. In this episode we discuss welding 304 Stainless Steel to A36 Mild Steel using SMAW.
Many people are intimidated when it comes to thin gauge stainless, especially when you get out of position. Stainless welding will take some practice, especially on thin material. The biggest problems you will run into are burning through and sugaring.
One of the most often underestimated steps in making a sound weld that is aesthetically appealing is base metal prep. Many people have the mindset that the welding process is so hot, that the temperatures will burn all the impurities out.