Four Common Welding Flaws
Here at Sidney Lee Welding, we strive to be the best in the welding industry. We have high standards for our work, and want to make sure that our customers are taken care of. Not everyone, however, has the same standards as us. We want to make sure that, no matter what the reason, you have the knowledge you need to spot a welding error when you need to.
As you can probably imagine, cracks in a welded product are simply not good news. Usually, these cracks spread and continue to weaken the item, making it less durable and functional over time. There are many different types of cracks, each with their own unique issues and reasons of origin. But one thing is for certain – you definitely don’t want any cracks in your welding!
- Burn Through
You probably know by now that welding materials requires forging them together under extremely hot temperatures. Did you know, however, that you can actually make conditions too hot to the point where you “burn through” your weld? The entire purpose of welding is to attach different items together. Therefore, burning a hole in between these separate items would defeat the purpose of the weld.
Welding is an extremely meticulous process. If so much as a hair or sliver of rust enters the welding site, you can end up with a contaminated piece that is less than effective in accomplishing its intended purpose.
- Porous Welds
Similar to inclusions, under certain conditions various gasses can create bubbles, leaving trapped air in your welded piece. This is not only an aesthetic issue, but it also weakens the joint area and therefore produces a less than effective welded product.
Sidney Lee Welding takes pride in its attention to detail and rigorous craftsmanship. We’d be happy to help you with your next welding project or otherwise answer any questions you might have about welding supplies, processes, and equipment.