High Hardness Alloy Steels

High Hardness Alloy Steels, include a large number and variety of high strength, high hardness, corrosion-resistant alloy steels, which have been developed with other special properties. Most of these steels depend on a special heat treatment process in order to develop the desired characteristic in the finished state. Alloy steels have greater strength and durability than other … Read more

Welding Copper

Copper and alloys derived from copper have unique properties that make them suitable for wide-ranging applications in the industry. Especially, the high electrical conductivity of copper makes it suitable for extensive usage in electrical applications. Welding copper is easy if just one understands its behavior. Some copper alloys have good corrosion resistance as well. In … Read more

Welding Cast Iron

Cast iron is an alloy of iron and carbon. The carbon content in cast iron varies from 1.7% to 4.5%. In this article, we shall see a few aspects of welding of cast iron. Types Of Cast Iron Gray cast iron is the most widely used type of cast iron. It has a high percentage … 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 Brass And Bronze

Brass is an alloy of copper. The major alloying element is zinc. The percentage of zinc determines ultimate tensile strength, hardness and ductility of the alloy. Likewise, bronze is also an alloy of copper, with tin as the main alloying element. Both brass and bronze are suitable for hot working and cold working. This article … Read more

Welding Nickel and Nickel Alloys

Nickel is a widely sought after metal due to its’ excellent properties. However, its’ usage is normally restricted due to its’ high cost. There are limited reserves of this metal, limited to few geographical areas. This article discusses a few aspects of welding nickel and its’ alloys. Nickel and its’ alloys are used where corrosion … 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