Calculating Weight of Weld Metal Required

Estimate pounds of welding electrode necessary to complete a job

Calculating weld metal requirements seems complicated but for the majority of applications it should not be. Short of having a computer program that calculates this for you, the easiest way is to use the tables found in The Procedure Handbook of Arc Welding. Table 12-1 provides data to calculate weight of weld metal required per […]

Can You Benefit From Robotic Arc Welding?

Gone are the days when you needed to make 50,000 identical parts to justify a robot. With prices going down and quality, reliability and flexibility going up, arc welding robotic systems are much easier to justify these days. Ten to fifteen years ago you had to spend roughly $150,000 to $200,000 to get a basic […]

How To Know If You Are Wasting Shielding Gas

Most manufacturing facilities use  1.5 to 3 times as much shielding gas as they should.  The reasons for this can be found in a previous post: Control Your Shielding Gas Usage. Before doing all the checks to see if you have leaks or other problems there is a simple way to get an idea of whether or not […]

Real Cost Benefits of Bulk Wire Packaging

A customer recently  questioned our advice of going to bulk packaging for his mig wire. He stated that paying an extra $0.10 per pound was the complete opposite of what he wanted to do.  We explained how spending a little more per pound would translate into significant savings for his company. Typically the bigger the package the […]