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

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By: Jason Becker
October 3rd, 2019

We recently received the Everlast Lightning MTS 275 to do a full and honest review of the performance and function of the machine. Due to it being a multiprocess machine, we decided it best to break the reviews up by process. We have already covered TIG welding on stainless, steel and aluminum, so today we decided to check out the performance of the Stick welding process.

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SMAW | Stick

By: Jason Becker
October 3rd, 2019

The AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code book has a plethora of prequalified welding processes and joint designations, making it, in my opinion, the most useful code book to teach the various processes of welding.

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Lectures

By: Jason Becker
September 23rd, 2019

When I used to teach at the college, I would often reach out to employers to make sure that my students were learning the skills that they were looking for in potential candidates. One of the topics that always came up was "being able to read welding symbols". With this information in hand, I developed a lecture that would teach students how to interpret welding symbols. The AWS has 2 documents that I highly recommend purchasing for your library. The first one is AWS A2.4 Standard, Brazing, and Nondestructive Examination. The next one is AWS A3.0 Standard Terms and Definitions.

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GTAW | TIG

By: Jason Becker
September 23rd, 2019

So a while ago during out Thin to Thick Stainless TIG welding video, the Mancub decided to do a little shop prank and hit my table with a hammer while I was under the hood. This was definitely a “not cool bro” moment.

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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.