From CNC laser to precision welding the industry can be intimidating, so let’s learn more about it here!

The steel industry and welding make a vital partnership in how we live our everyday lives, and without them, we wouldn’t have infrastructure, appliances, or cars as a part of our modern-day conveniences.

At D & M Welding, creating convenience is what we do best through our welding services, so whether you require precision welding or commercial welding, we’re here for you! Learn more about the welding industry in today’s post.

Welding: Making Our Lives Possible!

We all benefit from welding but the welding industry is a bit like a mythical creature — we believe in it and we want to see it, but when we do we just really don’t understand it!

If you really don’t understand welding, this post is for you! Let’s explore more of what the welding industry is all about below!

Safety isn’t recommended, it’s required!

Welders sometimes appear like something straight out if a Wes Craven horror movie — you know it, a full helmet and gloves, aprons, a long jacket, and a torture device that shoots flames! Scary, right?! This is the safety gear that protects welders.

Welders wear non-flammable materials to keep from catching on fire in an open location where the sparks can fly!

More on Welding Safety

Ways to Weld

There are many different methods and processes when t comes to the welding industry and common ones include MIG, stick-flux cored, and TIG.

Whoa, these are some serious terms, but don’t turn back yet!

Let’s begin with wire welding. Wire welding is a simple type of welding that implements wire fed through a gun. This is an excellent way to get into welding because the constant wire being fed to minimizes the starts and stops, making it easier for the beginner to foster locking joints.

The two types of wire welding include MIG and flux-cored.

Stick welding is also a great option for beginners and doesn’t include a wire feed, but instead, a stick electrode.

Stick welding is an easier setup great for quick repairs which is why some turn to it first because of its convenience over wire welding.  

There are many, many more posts where we can cover the types of welding and what they’re used for, this is just an introduction!

Welding Voltages

The most available in most garages or homes are 110v or 230v. Lower voltages are used for thinner metals and materials, while higher voltages work well and allow the penetration of thicker materials.

Can’t decide on a voltage? A novice welder often benefits from a welding machine that has a dual voltage, both 110v and 230v. This way, the welder can increase their voltage as they improve their welding skills.

The Welding Interface

Many welding machines look different, so getting to know what works best is the key to choosing the right one — find one that is intuitive to you. A good welding machine will be able to identify the voltage you’re already using and is able to adjust accordingly.

Welding can become pretty intricate relatively quickly, which is why there are professionals dedicated to small and large welding projects to make our lives easier!

For more information on the welding services we provide, call us today!