You want to start welding, it’s important that you know some things,
How this whole business works, and how the whole world we know today would not exist without welding.
Buildings, railways, cars and much more.
Most welding done today falls into one of two categories: arc welding and torch welding.
Uses an electric arc to dissolve the metal we want to connect, to each other with the welding rod, for welding joints, tubes, and various parts.
Arc welding requires the connection of a grounding wire to the welding material or other metal surface, which is commonly used to connect it to an operating table.
Another wire called an electrode conductor is placed on the part we want to weld.
As soon as the connection arises, an electric arc is present.
Welding arc temperature usually ranges between 6000-8000 degrees Celsius which converted to Fahrenheit would be roughly between 10000-15000 degrees, but the exact temperature depends on a lot of factors like the current type, shielding gas type.
Looks like fireworks but much cooler.
At this temperature the arc melts the parts we want to connect together and the filler material melts into the connection and binds the two parts well.
Entering the filler into the operating joint requires steady hands, the welder must move the filler rod back and forth for the connection, in extremely tiny movements.
Quick moves will ruin your work.
These three common methods
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas arc welding (MIG)
- And tungsten gas arc welding (TIG)
- Stick welding is highly recommended for anyone who starts and wants to destroy some things before doing a real job, very cheap and easy to use but is slower.
- TIG welding is very difficult to start learning, requires more expensive equipment. But its welding capabilities are more diverse.
Represents another welding method.
This process usually uses an oxy-acetylene torch to dissolve the work material and the welding rod. The welder controls the torch and pole at the same time.
torch welding is not common today.