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How Is the Welding Industry Evolving?

October 25, 2017 3:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Like almost every other industry on earth, the welding industry is evolving to incorporate greater levels of automation and robotics, while also tapping into the data insights that artificial intelligence provides. Together, these new technologies have made the welding industry more efficient, more robust and more flexible. Let’s take a look at some of these advances in welding equipment in Phoenix, AZ. Welding automation It’s obvious that, in the future, most large-scale and small-scale welding and fabricating will rely on automation. Human programmers will be involved in programming machines for the foreseeable future, and will also be freed up to... View Article

How Will Welding Automation Affect Our Future?

October 11, 2017 3:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Even with everything else there is to worry about these days, it is becoming common to see frantic “automation is going to put everyone out of work” articles running in respectable newspapers and magazines. The case they make is the same as the case that’s been made against automation since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Personally, at our welding supply store in Phoenix, AZ, we don’t see the future as being quite that grim. In fact, we’re quite optimistic about it! The future of welding Automation means that, in the future, you won’t need to be a big company... View Article

What Kind of Safety Equipment Do You Need To Protect Yourself While Welding, Grinding and Cutting?

September 29, 2017 1:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When investing in welding equipment in Phoenix, AZ, you need more than just a welder, a grinder and a plasma cutter. You also need all the equipment required to keep yourself fully safe while using these tools. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the equipment you need to have a safe workshop environment: Welding helmet: The first bit of welding equipment you need, besides the welder itself, is a good welding helmet. When you’re welding, the hot point of your welder creates a very bright light with enough ultraviolet light to damage your eyes (much like looking... View Article

Top Five Things to Consider When You’re Picking Out a Portable Welder or MIG Machine

September 15, 2017 1:43 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Buying your first welder can open up a whole world of projects that you can tackle. Anytime you’re buying a new tool for your workshop, you need to balance several variables to make sure you’re getting the right tool for you. By simply asking yourself the following questions, you should have a better idea of what welder is best for you. Where are you going to work? Are you going to work in a workshop? Your garage? Outside? This is the first question to ask yourself, because this is essentially a health and safety issue. MIG welders use an inert... View Article

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4 Factors To Consider When Choosing a Welding Hood in 2017

August 8, 2017 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our last post, we stressed the importance of reading and adhering to MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) when you’re working with propane or any type of welding gases. We mentioned protecting your eyes from propane burns by using among other items, a welding hood, otherwise known as a welding helmet. However, the process of welding itself, no matter what type of gas or which welding method you’re using, requires the use of a welding hood. Even hobby welders, people who just do the occasional DIY weld spot repair, and the student who needs to weld something for a class... View Article