Can You Weld Aluminum to Steel?

Can You Weld Aluminum to Steel?

Everything in welding has a process. You will find that there are things in welding that are typically not recommended as common practice while other things simply require some technique and know-how in order to make it work effectively. I learned early in my welding...
Can You MIG Weld in the Wind?

Can You MIG Weld in the Wind?

Welding can take place in any number of locations and environments. You may be welding in a workspace booth, in a small or tight space, in an open area, or even outdoors. As a welder, you must be prepared to deal with the circumstances at hand no matter what they may...
How Thick of Metal Can You MIG Weld?

How Thick of Metal Can You MIG Weld?

One thing I’ve learned quite well throughout my welding years is that every type of welding has its limitation. MIG welding is one that I use quite often but of course, it’s best for certain types of metals, particularly certain thicknesses. It’s important to keep in...
What is the Best Way to Weld Thin Metal?

What is the Best Way to Weld Thin Metal?

I’ve always found thin metal to be challenging to work with. It seems as though it’s the hardest to get to cooperate, to an extent. Of course, thin metal can be weak although it’s not usually brittle. The thinness and the contents of the metal often are the challenge...
Can You Weld Over Painted Metal?

Can You Weld Over Painted Metal?

Oh, boy, that’s a really great looking paint job! The problem is, I now have to weld that beautiful piece. The painted layers just won’t do, or will it? There are a lot of variables in welding, including a lot of processes to be familiar with. So can you weld over...
How Do You Prepare Metal for Welding?

How Do You Prepare Metal for Welding?

You’re all psyched up for a welding job. Maybe it’s your first one or maybe you’re a seasoned welder and you’re just really excited for the upcoming job. You grab your gear and your tools and you hit the road to your welding location. When you arrive, the piece you...
When Is It Too Cold to Weld?

When Is It Too Cold to Weld?

A lot of professional welders have to work in every month of the year – even the cold ones. Your clients rely on you to get the job done no matter how cold it is. But, when is it too cold to weld? Metal below freezing temperatures can cause the weld not to penetrate...