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Women in Welding Part II

You’ve seen the iconic fashion of Rosie the Riveter – but did you know that “Rosie”, and the thousands of hard-working real-life women welders like her, had to choose that fashion for safety purposes? Rosie wore jeans and a bandana before women’s jeans were even readily available! In the 1940s, welding supplies weren’t yet customized …

Welding in Space

For the tradesperson accustomed to working on earth, welding in outer space presents its own obvious challenges. First of all, there’s no gravity. Then, it’s a vacuum out there! Forget hauling along a tank of your favorite welding gas – never mind the added weight, the gas wouldn’t pressurize properly out there in space. EARLY …

Let’s Go to Welding School

Welding Behind Bars

If you are seeking an exciting and lucrative field that can establish your career while building up the nation’s infrastructure, welding might be right for you! Depending on your level of experience in the field, attending a reputable welding school could be the obvious first step. If you happen to live near Sidney Lee Welding …

Spotlight on Women Welders!

Spotlight on Women Welders!

While the history most industrial fields might appear to tell a male-centered story, in the case of welding it isn’t actually true that it was a male-dominated trade, historically speaking. In the Middle Ages, welding equipment such as the blacksmith’s forge was shared by both men and women (who often specialized in hammering finer items …

Model Cars Welded from Wire

Model Cars Welded from Wire

According to an interview published on Automobile Magazine’s site, British artist Benedict Radcliffe has originated a metalsmithing technique with which he welds wireframe models of full scale cars. His art is a  unique contribution to welding as a creative process. The effect is as if the viewer is watching a drawn outline of a car …