Welding is the process of fusing together two or more parts by the means of heat and pressure. Welding is normally used on metals and thermoplastics. The type of welding that is used can depend on a number of factors, but form and thickness of the material is usually the determining factor. As welding and… Continue reading Common Welding Issues: How to Correct Them
Metal Inert Gas (MIG) is also known as gas metal arc welding (GMAW). This method of welding is simple in comparison to others methods, which explains why it is often the selected method by beginners. This method is an arc welding process that joins two metals with the help of an arc. The arc is… Continue reading MIG Welding
Welding equipment, bought from new, can be incredibly expensive. A great alternative to this is either renting or buying ex-hire or second hand equipment. We here at Arc Welding Services Ltd. will explore in this blog things that you ought to consider before you invest in second hand equipment including price, quality and durability. Price… Continue reading We Sell Ex-Hire and Second-Hand Welding Equipment
As our name suggests, here at Arc Welding Services Ltd, we specialise in selling arc welding products and tools. We have the expertise, experience and knowledge to help get you started on your next welding project. One key question we often get asked is, ‘what is arc welding?’ and ‘what are advantages and disadvantages of… Continue reading Advantages and Disadvantages of Arc Welding
In memory of Terence Harris, we’re running a charity fundraiser in aid of the Anthony Nolan charity (helping save the lives of people with blood cancer). To enter our charity fundraiser, raffle tickets are £5 per strip and you can be in with the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab (32GB); a prize worth… Continue reading Enter Our Charity Fundraiser in Memory of Terence Harris
What is PAW (Plasma Arc Welding)? Plasma arc welding is a process that is very similar to TIG welding, mainly due to the arc formation that occurs between the pointed tungsten electrode and the workpiece. The main difference between PAW and TIG lies within the positioning of the electrode; with a plasma weld, the arc… Continue reading Guide to Plasma Arc Welding (PAW)
We love talking about different types of welding in our blog posts, and today is no different. The topic of choice is all about ‘orbital welding’. Let’s start with the basics. What is orbital welding? This type of welding is specialist and involves the arc mechanically rotating 360° continuously around an object (usually a… Continue reading What Is Orbital Welding?
As with any skill, hands-on training and experience is an important part of learning, especially when it comes to mastering the art of how to weld. If you’re looking for ways that you can improve your welding skills and practice some different techniques, why not take a read of our hints and tips. 4… Continue reading Beginner’s Welding Tips & Tricks
Repair welding is a popular technique that involves the cracked material being removed by arc gouging and the element welded to re-join the material on either side of the crack. Here at Arc Welding Services, we offer welding machine and equipment repairs, services & calibrations both on-site and in our Birmingham-based workshop. We have decades… Continue reading What is Repair Welding?
Local exhaust ventilation (L.E.V) is often called dust and/or fume extraction; it can help keep the environment clean before people breathe in these harmful substances. Local Exhaust Ventilation explained… Every year many employees contract occupational asthma and other lung diseases, as reported by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These health issues develop because of… Continue reading L.E.V Testing
Welding is an art. As with any art, colour plays a crucial factor. Welding is no different, and it can produce different colours depending on the type of weld and the metal or material being welded. Often, the colour of the weld can indicate a lot about it. Whilst there are many different and reliable… Continue reading Colours In Welding: What Do They Mean?
An Overview of Glass Welding Glass welding is most commonly used during the practice of ‘glassblowing’. Glassblowing is a technique that involves inflating and manipulating hot, molten glass into shapes or bubbles using a blowpipe, also referred to as a blow tube. The process of glassblowing is accomplished by heating glass and turning it into… Continue reading What Is Glass Welding Used For?
Unlike other trades, where you are expected to pass through different hoops and have certain specialist certifications and qualifications before you become a fully qualified tradesperson, the welding industry is a little different. Some employers do ask to see certificates before employing a welder, but this isn’t the norm. Usually, employers are more concerned… Continue reading Differences Between Coded Welders vs. Certified Welders
What is Submerged Arc Welding? This arc welding process involves the formation of an arc between a continuously fed electrode and a workpiece. This creates a blanket of powdered flux, which helps protect the weld zone. During welding, the arc is submerged beneath the flux blanket and it is not usually visible. This type of… Continue reading Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)
Plastic welding is a fabrication process, and one that not many people are aware exists. Broken plastics objects can undergo a cosmetic change to bring it back and save it from being thrown away. When we buy something that has plastic coating, and it gets broken, typically we replace it. However, plastic is very malleable… Continue reading Guide to Plastic Welding
What is Explosion Welding? Explosion welding is achieved by accelerating one of the components at an extremely high velocity through the use of chemical explosives. It is a solid-state welding process that is often used to clad carbon steel with a thin layer of corrosion-resistant material such as stainless steel, nickel alloy, titanium or zirconium.… Continue reading Advantages & Disadvantages of Explosion Welding
What is Energy Beam Welding (EBW)? Energy beam welding otherwise referred to as electron-beam welding, is a fusion welding process. The method involves a beam of high-velocity electrons that are applied to two materials that are being joined together. The pieces melt and fuse together as the kinetic energy of the electrons is transformed into… Continue reading Guide to Energy Beam Welding
What is a butt weld? A butt weld is a commonly used welding technique that can be automated or done by hand on steel pieces by a welder. This technique can also be done with brazing copper pieces. Now, you may be thinking, what is a butt welding used for? Well, it is used to… Continue reading What is Butt Welding?
What is Cold Welding? As you may have suspected from the term ‘cold welding’, there isn’t any heat involved. Cold welding is the process of joining two metals or materials together without using any heat. Now, this may sound impossible and contrary to everything you previously thought you knew about welding. But, it is possible… Continue reading The Science of Cold Welding: How to Join Metals Without Heat
Advancements Made for Welding Glass to Metal Throughout welding history it was commonly thought that metals could only be welded to other metals, and glass only to glass; the two don’t usually weld together. However, researchers at Heriot-Watt University have developed a new, revolutionary technique that could allow glass and metal to be welded… Continue reading Revolutionary Technique Developed to Weld Glass to Metal
Underwater welding sounds like a cool and interesting job role. One that involves a great deal of skill and expertise. In a previous blog we explored what is meant by the term ‘underwater welding’ and how you can become an underwater welder. Today, we’d like to focus upon the two different types of underwater welding.… Continue reading How Does Underwater Welding Work?
From building a laptop computer to constructing a new building, almost anything that is built using metal requires being able to join two metals together. In previous blog posts, we have covered everything from the main welding positions and joints, different types of welding, uses, equipment and PPE. Here, we are going to focus on… Continue reading Difference between welding, soldering and brazing
The applications of welding are limitless from the aeronautic industry, to automotive to residential needs. Depending on the type of job a welder is carrying out, different types of weld are required. Welding cannot always be done in our most desirable welding position, it all depends on the type of weld required and any joints… Continue reading 5 Different Types of Welding Joints
Within the welding industry, there are various arc welding processes you can use. The two main processes, and arguably the most well known, are MIG welding and TIG welding. Choosing the right welding process is vital to the success of your project. Using the wrong type of welding technique can result in numerous problems, such… Continue reading Differences between MIG welding and TIG welding
What is Seam Welding and How Does It Work? Within the welding industry, there are many techniques and processes that come to mind. Specifically talking about ‘seam welding’, we will explore the technique that is used and what the advantages and disadvantages of using this process are. Seam Welding is a different technique used to… Continue reading What is Seam Welding and How Does It Work?
A Guide to The Different Types of Welding Working with metal can be an impressive skill. Welding requires highly-skilled professionals, who are in constant demand. This skill requires a lot of experience and guidance from professionals within the business. Welding, in all of its forms, simply means the conjoining of two metals and there are… Continue reading Arc Welding Services Ltd – Types of Welding
The Arc Of Welding Arc welding is a permanent, efficient and economical method, for the joining of two different metals. This process consists of heating localised metals beyond the melting point which then allows the materials to bond. We are going to explore the different methods in which arc welding may be used, the history… Continue reading The Guide Of Arc Welding
Welding Equipment Repairs: Repair or Replace Sometimes, your welding equipment will require a little care and attention. As very heavy-duty equipment, the tools used for welding are often exposed to extreme temperatures and can face a lot of physical challenges. Here, we explain how to tell the difference between equipment in need of repair and… Continue reading Welding Equipment Repairs: Repair or Replace?
Fume Extraction Notification There has been an important update from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), focusing on mild steel welding fume extraction. The directive is relevant for anyone that welds, and is important to take on board for your own safety, as well as others around you. You can read the full directive at… Continue reading Update from the HSE: Fume Extraction Notification
Welding Health and Safety: The Essentials Welding provides solutions in so many areas of the manufacturing world. It is an extremely useful process that requires years of training and experience to master. As well as being useful, though, it is also potentially quite dangerous. It is absolutely essential that welding health and safety is constantly… Continue reading Welding Health and Safety: The Essentials
The World’s Biggest Welding Projects from the USA Welding is a broad term that simply refers to the joining of metal parts by using heat. It’s easy to see why so many industries rely on the practice, but sometimes its significance can be overlooked. To underline the potential of welding as a practice, we’ve put… Continue reading The World’s Biggest Welding Projects from the USA
What Skills Do All Welders Need? Welding is, as we’ve explained in one of our previous blog posts, used all over the place in everyday life. How though, can you get into the industry? In our latest blog, we examine the skills you need if you’re going to become a welder. For questions about our… Continue reading What Skills Do All Welders Need?
A Closer Look at Some of Our Welding Equipment Here at Arc Welding Services Ltd, we’ve got a great range of welding equipment available for hire. In our latest blog post, we’re taking a closer look at some of that equipment, with a view to explaining what it does and why it’s so useful in… Continue reading A Closer Look at Some of Our Welding Equipment
Uses of Welding in Everyday Life: a Brief Overview There are a huge number of services and products that rely on welding, in one form or another. Unless you live a particularly sheltered life, you’re probably coming into contact with these all the time. From public transport to theme park rides, welding is a vital… Continue reading Uses of Welding in Everyday Life: a Brief Overview
How to Store Welding Equipment It is absolutely essential to store welding equipment properly, both from a safety perspective and to ensure the lifespan of your tools isn’t shortened. Here, Arc Welding Services take a look at a few measures you can put in place to ensure your equipment is stored properly, preventing it from… Continue reading How to Store Welding Equipment
Spring Offer on ESAB Equipment Running from February 21st to June 29th, Arc Welding Services are offering up to 45% off on three products from industry-leading manufacturers, ESAB. Boasting a 3-year warranty, we are giving you the opportunity to purchase the Rebel EMP 215ic, Renegade ES 300i, and the SENTINEL helmet at fantastic discounted prices!… Continue reading Spring Offers on ESAB Equipment from Arc Welding Services!
The benefits of apprenticeships in welding are well known by employers that work in the industry, but perhaps not so clear for those evaluating their options for post-16 education. What is clear, though, is that an apprenticeship is a great opportunity to kickstart a career in welding. Here at Arc Welding Services, we have a… Continue reading The Benefits of Apprenticeships in Welding
Welding is a dangerous industry, and with there being various risks and hazards involved, it’s important to understand how these can be combated and the health and safety of employees protected. Here at Arc Welding Services, we are experienced in the welding industry, so we have detailed some of the most important aspects of… Continue reading The Risks Involved with Structural Welding
An Introduction to the Arc Weld The arc weld is an integral aspect of construction and one of the most common welding processes used today, but what exactly is an arc weld? Well, since Arc Welding Services have a wealth of industry knowledge, we have put together this blog to run you through some… Continue reading An Introduction to the Arc Weld
If you’re reading this blog post, it’s fair to assume that you understand the basics of welding, but for those who don’t: welding is the process of joining two pieces of metal together by melting them at the intended joining point. A filler metal – or welding alloy – is utilised to blend with… Continue reading Understanding Welding Alloys
Welding is applied in a variety of different ways, all of which can require the adoption of a different position to carry out. Not every welding project is the same, so it’s important to ensure the right weld is used each time. Here at Arc Welding Services, we decided to run you through the main… Continue reading The Four Main Welding Positions
Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is imperative in an industry such as welding, which presents incessant danger from the welding process that includes heat, radiation and ricochet. Here at Arc Welding Services, we understand the importance of health and safety, so we thought it best to kick off our “Health & Safety” series… Continue reading The PPE Required for the Welding Process
Repairs and maintenance can be frustrating when working in any sector, and welding equipment repairs are no different. However, no matter how much of an inconvenience, these procedures are vital to maintaining the safety and performance of your equipment. Since we’re big fans of welding here at… Continue reading The Importance of Welding Equipment Repairs
What is Welding It’s funny, we’ve covered everything from underwater welding to outer-space welding, yet haven’t delved into the basics of the art itself. Speaking of art, we also discussed some of the most prominent welding artists in contemporary culture. However, this blog post details the basics of the industry on which this company, Arc… Continue reading What is Welding?
Welding In Space: An Insight Into Cold Welding Let’s start with a simple science lesson: because there is no oxygen in space, creating sparks and lighting a fire is extremely difficult. Now for welding, sparks and fire are pretty essential. So what happens when repairs are needed 60-odd miles up in the air? This was… Continue reading Welding In Space: An Insight Into Cold Welding