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Professional Welding Primer

According to Waterwelders.com, here are some of the basics to professional welding that you should know.


Types of Welding


Steel Welding

The broadest field of welding that is also the most accesible field for a budding professional welder. Steel welding presents the more job opportunities in this field. It also features the widest skill range of welders, from professionals in mega projects all the way to a farmhand repairing fences.


Stainless Welding

Stainless welding is a harder metal to weld and it takes longer for a welder to be specialized in it. Stainless welding is considered to be difficult because there is a very small margin for error. Due to the high skill requirement, this is considered to be a much smaller field and harder to qualify for.


Aluminium Welding

As we move up the difficulty ladder from Stainless Welding, we then arrive at Aluminium Welding which is also considered a very specailized field. Like Stainless Welding, Aluminium Welding is considered difficult because it is rarer and very different compared to the previous two types. There are significantly fewer job opportunities in this sector.



Welding Disciplines


The three main disciplines of welding are:


MAIN

  1. MIG - Most commonly used in Steel Welding

  2. TIG - Preferred method of Stainless Welding

  3. SMAW (Stick Welding)

OTHER SPECIALIZATIONS

  1. Friction

  2. Gas

  3. Gasless MIG


Hands-On Experience


Nothing will beat hands-on experience when it comes to welding instruction, furthermore - the best welders learn through years of practical experience. Start an apprenticeship with an experienced welder or take practical classes. Welding is a hazardous occupation, and that is why practice, familiarity, and experience can not only mean a good weld - but is beneficial to the welder's long term health. The best form of welding is one that is conducted safely and responsibly.

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