Why Welds Crack

A weld failure is never good.  Whether  a weld cracks on a truck’s axle or on the post holding your house’s fence, there are always consequences.  Hopefully the consequences are limited to time and money.  Unfortunately, weld failures can cause injury.   Welds can fail due to design flaws, but the majority of weld failures occur […]

How to Become a Certified Welding Inspector

A career as a Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) can be very rewarding.  This certification, which is awarded by the American Welding Society, carries a lot of weight both nationally and internationally.  The main responsibility of a CWI is to make sure that welders follow specified guidelines in order to manufacture a product that is of […]

5 Major Non-destructive Testing Methods

We all have probably heard about destructive testing in welding.  After all, those of us who are certified welders or work at a place that needs to certify welding procedures, have at one time or another heard about a bend test, or a charpy v-notch test.   However, there are several types of non-destructive testing available.  […]

Welder Certification

One of the most common questions we get on our day to day activities is How can I get may welder(s) certified?  The immediate is response is: Certified on what?  Most manufacturers assume that there is a single certification for which their welders can apply, test and become certified.  Unfortunately this is not the case.  […]