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Welding Hire vs. Buying: Which Option is Best for Your Project?

When starting on a welding project, whether it’s a small DIY task or a large-scale construction job, one of the critical decisions you’ll face is whether to hire or buy welding equipment. At Arc Welding Services, a leading provider of welding solutions in Birmingham and the surrounding areas, we are here to help you navigate… Continue reading Welding Hire vs. Buying: Which Option is Best for Your Project?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Arc Welding

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

Enter Our Charity Fundraiser in Memory of Terence Harris

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

Guide to Plasma Arc Welding (PAW)

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)

Beginner’s Welding Tips & Tricks

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

What is Repair Welding?

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?

L.E.V Testing

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

Colours In Welding: What Do They Mean?

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?

What Is Glass Welding Used For?

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?

Differences Between Coded Welders vs. Certified Welders

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

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