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Top 10 Places to Attend School for Welding

If you’re thinking about becoming a welder, don’t hesitate! The American Welding Society predicts there will be a shortage of 291,000 skilled welders by the year 2020. That means that welders will be in high demand. With such high demand, companies are willing to pay more for skilled welders, and the more skills you have […]

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5 Important Tips for Women in Welding

When you think of industries like construction and manufacturing, it must come to mind that these are mostly male-dominated. Welding is no exception to this assumption. In fact, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 5% of employed welders are women. This number is increasing each year as more and more women are […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Underwater Welding

Most people wouldn’t dream of being in a situation that involved electricity and water, much less choose a career that combined them. Underwater welding involves both and is done by tough, quick-thinking welders who have put in hours of training. Though it might sound too dangerous, these welders are professionals who work efficiently in challenging conditions. […]

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Top 10 Welding Events to Attend in 2017

Trade shows and conferences are an excellent opportunity to learn more about your craft while getting out of the office, so to speak. They’re an important part of professional development because attending one is a chance to network, learn about new trends in the industry, and meet suppliers and experts in the field. There are […]

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A Complete Guide to Aluminum Welding

Aluminum presents some unique welding challenges you need to be aware of. Aluminum’s high thermal conductivity and low melting point compared to steel require some differences in technique. Below, we cover the basics of aluminum welding and tell you how to avoid some of the most common pitfalls. Getting Prepped – Equipment Before you even […]

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