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