TIG Repair of a Stainless Steel shaft

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Repairs like this stainless steel shaft ma not the most exciting work in the world but work like this definitely pays the bills.

Highlights from Fabtech 2015

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I just returned from Fabtech 2015.

If you weld for a living …or are just very interested in welding and fabrication, a trip to Fabtech is worth the effort.
Fabtech 2016 is in Vegas. Hope to see you there.

Welding Tips for Tig, Mig, and Stick

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Have you ever been to Fabtech?
Its North Americas largest welding and fabrication show.

I am heading out the morning after I am writing this for 3 days of “total immersion” into the world of welding a fabrication…all under one roof.

Welding Distortion Tips for keeping stuff straight

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Welding Distortion is a complicated subject.

But one thing is certain…
understanding that weld metal shrinks as it cools is fundamental to understanding ways to prevent distortion.
this video addresses welding stainless steel square tubing and shows a technique for using weld sequence and direction of travel to keep things straight.

309 Tig rod for Welding Stainless to Carbon to A572 Steel

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309 Tig rods are designed for welding stainless steels to carbon steels…but they are a good rod to have in your shop because 309 is a very versatile rod…good for welding pretty much any steel to any other steel in a pinch.
not necessarily the absolute best all around choice…and it shouldn’t be used indiscriminately…but 309 will usually get the job done.

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