Inspection Before, During and After Welding is Critical

Checklists for the CWI, welder and other production personnel

Weld inspection should not just take place after welding. Inspection before and during welding is critical.  But what can you inspect if welding has not been performed? Take a look at the checklists below for pre, during and post weld inspection.   Most of these items fall under the responsibility of the welding inspector, but any party involved […]

The CWI Exam

A look into the 3 parts of this challenging examination

If you want to become a certified welding inspector, you will have to take a three-part exam. The three parts are fundamentals, practical and code.  The topics you’ll encounter in each are detailed below. Part A – Fundamentals This section of the exam will test your knowledge in a wide variety of subjects related to […]

Guidelines For A Proper TIG Setup

Tig welding can produce beautiful looking welds, and more importantly, x-ray quality deposits on some of the most critical welding applications. For the beginner it may be a very intimidating process. Selecting the right tungsten (type and size), cup size, and shielding gas and gas flow can be a daunting task. Below is a quick […]

Setting SMART Goals

Regardless of our profession we all have goals.  As 2015 approaches this is a great time to review our progress towards goals we have set in the past.  If we have not sat down before to state our goals now is a good time.   A great template to follow is the SMART goals template.   A […]

Welcome to Welding Answers

Welcome to Welding Answers!  We are a group of professionals in the welding industry. Our contributors include  welding engineers, welding consultants, certified welding inspectors, welding sales experts and welders themselves. In our day to day activities we are in constant contact with manufacturers that are doing their best to stay competitive and keep jobs in […]