• Welding Carbon Steel

    Welding Carbon Steel Welding Low Carbon Steel For welding low carbon steel with the metal-arc welding process, the bare, thin coated, or heavy coated shielded arc types of electrodes may be used. These electrodes are of low carbon type (0.10 to 0.14 percent). Low carbon sheet or plate materials that have...


  • How to Solve Issues with Welding Over Paint

    There are a couple of welding problems that require some explanation and solutions. These are welding over paint and painting of welds. Welding over paint is discouraged. In every code or specification, it is specifically stated that welding should be done on clean metal. In some industries, however welds are made...


  • Alloy Steel

     Alloy Steel  Alloy steel is frequently recognizable by its use. There are many varieties of alloy steel used in the manufacture of equipment. They have greater strength and durability than carbon steel, and a given strength is secured with less material weight. Manganese steel is a special alloy steel that...


  • TIG Welding Stainless Steel : Gas Coverage

    TIG Welding Stainless Steel : Gas Coverage Using the appropriate type and amount of shielding gas is another important way to prevent carbide precipitation when TIG welding stainless steel. Typically, pure argon provides the best results when welding thinner austenitic stainless steel, but the addition of small percentages of helium...


  • How to TIG Weld Stainless Steel Effectively : Preventing Carbide Precipitation

    In order to effectively TIG weld stainless steel, it important to consider carbide precipitation. TIG Weld Stainless Steel : Carbide Precipitation What is Carbide Precipitation? Carbide precipitation occurs when the chrome and carbon in 300 series stainless steel is drawn out of the material and reacts to the atmosphere. It...