Creating Wealth at a Young Age

The plain and simple truth is that our world is built in a manner that requires constant welding work. With so much equipment required to run the facilities we use every day, it’s inevitable that repairs, modifications, and replacements are necessary on a consistent basis. And the opportunities to build a career offering this essential …

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 …

Welding in Space

And now, a career that is truly “out there.” Ever heard of space welding? Well, these jobs are necessary when it comes to building space stations! But how does welding change when you take it to space? One advantage is that the gear you might normally have to use some muscle to move around is …

Women in Welding

Did you know that historically, metalsmithing wasn’t a male-dominated field? These days, we see many more men in welding than women but this isn’t how things began. Blacksmith forges used to be shared by all and frequently, the fabrication of smaller, finer items such as nails or chain mail, was a specialty reserved for women. …

All About Welding Copper

When it comes to welding, different metals require different approaches. It’s important to fully understand the composition and needs of the materials you’re working with in order to choose the best tools and techniques to get a nice weld. Today, we’re taking a look at welding copper, which can present some difficulty if you don’t …

Welding Underwater

If you read our blog posts, you know we discuss how many types of welding jobs there are available and how many industries rely on these useful skills to operate. This week, we’re going to take a close look at welding that takes place below sea level. If you’re unfamiliar with underwater welding, it may …