Tee Joint Welding

It is important to know different types of joints in welding, so that one can choose the right kind of joint for an application. In this article, we shall see in detail about ‘T’ joint welding, the kinds of edge preparation in welding of such joints, and some of the difficulties associated in welding of tee joints. … Read more

Other Welding Processes

This article discusses about a few welding processes that are not as commonly used as say, SMAW, GTAW, SAW, etc. Although a large number of variations of each conventional process exist, this article limits to a discussion of only electron beam welding, friction welding, thermit welding, laser welding and flash welding. Electron Beam Welding In … Read more

Welding Health Protection And Ventilation

In most arc welding processes, gases evolve during the arcing operation. These gases should be let out to atmosphere through adequate ventilation. Special attention must be paid when welding in confined spaces. A high concentration of these gases is harmful for the health. A high concentration reduces the oxygen available for breathing for the operator … Read more

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 Stresses and Cracking

Welding stresses are an unavoidable feature of any welding. Stresses inside a weldment may result in many undesirable consequences such as distortion, buckling, warping, lamellar tearing, cracking, brittle fracture, fatigue fracture etc. When weld metal is added to a joint, it is akin to cast metal. When the weld metal cools, it contracts. This is … Read more

Non-Consumable Electrodes and Other Filler Metals

Non-consumable electrodes are the ones that don’t get consumed during the welding process. An examples of such electrodes is the tungsten electrode used in the gas tungsten arc welding process. Another example is the carbon electrode used in the carbon arc welding process. In this article, we shall discuss in brief about these two non-consumable … Read more

Gas Welding Aluminum

Aluminum can be joined by welding, brazing, as well as soldering. The choice of process depends on the strength of the joint required, composition of the base metal, joint configuration. Each process offers its’ own set of advantages and limitations. In this article, we shall discuss a few aspects related to the gas welding of … 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