The World of Welding Symbols

As a welder, it’s important to understand the world of welding symbols for more independent work. Where do welding symbols show up and how do you read them? When you’re working on a project from a blueprint, welding symbols indicate what types of welds are required for the varying components involved in the job. They …

Pricing Your Work

Are you an independent welder wondering how much to charge for your skills? It’s important to avoid underpricing your work if you’re starting out so you don’t hurt others in your industry, but how do you decide what amount is right? Instead of making some guesses about your hourly, let’s discuss some of the things …

Advance as a Pipefitter

In a recent blog post, we talked about the benefits of working as a pipefitter and what it takes to get a job in this career. This line of work is very beneficial, with lots of opportunities for growth and promotion if you’re ready to work hard. What does it take? While it’s good to …

Steel Structures

The world of steel is wide and if you work with it, you’ve got to be familiar with the varied structures available. As welders, it’s important for us to understand how the differing types affect our work and which ones are appropriate for each job. Each job site requires specific materials to ensure the safety …

Women in Welding 2020

Sidney Lee Welding Supply Co. in Atlanta, GA salutes the women who brave a male-dominated field to find success with welding equipment. Since it’s been a while, we thought we’d take another look at some of the inspiring women who have inherited Rosie the Riveter’s modern mantle. WOMEN WELD FROM ATLANTA, GEORGIA TO CANADA They …

Welding on Other Planets

You might have heard the news that NASA intends to explore nearby asteroids for metals. The more we learn about our cosmic neighbors in the solar system, the more people get to thinking – in both the public and private sectors – about how we might be able to profit off these planets. The interesting …

Welding Women Work Hard

Women in welding: we at Sidney Lee Welding Supply Co love to see it. Thanks to intrepid American women utilizing welding equipment in Georgia and beyond, women in welding are truly thriving in 2020. We’ve just heard of an organization that supports this valuable sector of welders and we’d love to tell you about it. …

Welding Ships with Lasers

Whether on land, sea, or in the air, welders make transit happen: trains, ships, and airplanes all require precision use of welding equipment. Regardless of the application of your welding work, you want it to be water tight. In the case of modern shipbuilding, though, that maxim is quite literal. All kinds of boats these …