Welding Electrodes & Filler Metals

Welding consumables are an important part of welding. Having a quality electrode in hand is vital to the quality of joint to be made. In this article, we shall see some aspects of electrodes and filler rods used for welding. The most authoritative classification of welding consumables has been done by American Welding Society (AWS). … Read more

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Electrode Classification System

The classification system for SMAW electrodes is identical between AWS (American Welding Society) and ASME BPVC. In this article, we shall take reference from ASME BPVC Section II Part C for studying various electrode classification. The SMAW electrodes are classified under the following specifications in ASME Section II Part C. SFA 5.1: specification for carbon … Read more

Welding Titanium

Titanium is a useful metal that is used in a wide variety of applications due to its’ excellent properties. It has low density, has good strength, has a lustrous silvery appearance, and has excellent resistance to corrosion. Welding titanium is considered a difficult prospect; however it can be done by following the requisite cleanliness guidelines. … Read more

Welding Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is the most extensively used metal in fabrication industry. This article discusses some hands-on advice on how to weld carbon steel. Three short sections focusing on welding of low carbon steels, medium carbon steels and high carbon steels have been included. This advice is equally useful for a welder as well as a … Read more

Welding Low Carbon Steel

Low carbon steel is the most common type of steel found in the industry. Welding low carbon steel does not pose any great difficulties to an experienced welder. It is considered an easy task, low carbon steel is the most weldable of all. However, there are a few basics that must always be borne in … Read more

Welding Medium Carbon Steels

This article discusses about welding of medium carbon steel. It offers a few pieces of advice for obtaining a quality weld. Introduction The carbon content in medium carbon steel ranges from 0.30 to 0.55 percent. After welding, these steels are heat treated to relieve the residual stresses. Medium carbon steel is fabricated in the bar … Read more