What Are Stickout, Electrode Extension and Contact-Tip-To-Work Distance?

Producing quality welds requires attention to detail in setting weld parameters. Even slight changes can lead to significantly different results…

How to Convert to Metal-Cored Welding Wire

Cost is always a factor when making a decision about your welding operation. Fortunately, the cost to change from solid wire to metal-cored wire is generally minimal — especially if you factor in the labor savings and increased productivity you can gain…

Is Metal-Cored Welding Wire Right for You?

In the right welding operation, metal-cored wire can provide process improvements and simplify training, particularly if you have less-skilled welders…

The Benefits of Metal-Cored Welding Wire

Metal-cored wire can bring key benefits to your welding operation compared to using solid wire — namely, improved productivity, higher weld quality, and lower costs…

Ways to reduce welding spatter

Welding spatter is not only visually unappealing, but it also impacts the efficiency of a welding operation. In most cases, the spatter must be removed to pass a company’s quality checks…

6 Key Ways to Prevent Weld Failures

Weld failures can occur in any number of ways and are often caused by simple oversights in the welding operation. In many cases, those oversights can result from lack of proper training about the techniques required for welding on a particular material or joint style…