Gas Metal Arc Welding – Power Circuit

In part 3 of the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) blog, we will discuss the power circuit. Often people forget the basics when setting up gas metal arc welding machines, it’s these basics that create a lot of frustration with welders. Welding is complex but it doesn’t...
Why do we use Colour in Welding?

Why do we use Colour in Welding?

There is a myriad of reasons you might, or might not, like your welds or metal to display a variety of colours. You may be a sculptor creating a new piece of welded steel artwork, the colours are unlike anything else. Welding in itself is an art. The various colours...
The Basics of Electricity in Welding

The Basics of Electricity in Welding

Arc Welding is the process by which two pieces of metal are joined together by the use of electrical energy. Arc welding creates an electric arc that melts the base metal and typically a filler wire. The subsequent pool of molten metal then solidifies and fuses the...
WPS, PQR and WPQ: The Acronym Soup Explained

WPS, PQR and WPQ: The Acronym Soup Explained

The basic requirement of welding management is having a qualified welding procedure and qualified welders to AS1554 or AS3992. When starting a project, it is important to understand what the project requires, or you may get caught out. As a minimum, the purchase order...
5 Golden Rules of Welding

5 Golden Rules of Welding

Golden Rules of Welding explains the basics of welding. Developed by Technoweld Director, Graham Fry who holds a Bachelor of Adult Education, international welding engineer, a vast number of nationally and internationally recognised supervision/inspection...
Why is it Important to be CSWIP Certified?

Why is it Important to be CSWIP Certified?

Are you looking to demonstrate your personal competence to existing clients and prospective employers? Perhaps you want to prove the competence of your welding staff to customers and clients? Gaining a CSWIP certification in the relevant welding related disciplines is...
What Types of Welding Inspections Should You Know About?

What Types of Welding Inspections Should You Know About?

Different types of welding inspections exist to keep pipes and structures safe and secure. Many building codes require strict protocols to project plan specifications and inspection guidelines. While modern science has developed techniques and equipment to inspect...
How to Take the Next Step In Your Welding Career

How to Take the Next Step In Your Welding Career

No matter what career you’ve chosen it’s usually a given that you want to improve your skills and move up the ranks. This is much easier to achieve if you work in a field where skilled professionals are in high demand, welding is one such field. According to the...
Thermo Crayons – Useful or Outdated?

Thermo Crayons – Useful or Outdated?

When it comes to the welding preheat measurement or interpass temperatures, you need an accurate way to measure the temperature. Efficient preheat and interpass measurements can be achieved with a variety of high-tech and old-school devices. Do you use the latest...