The Importance of Accurate Documents to Support Welder Qualifications

When it comes to precision welding and fabrication, it only takes one wrong document to cause a major problem.  Still, many companies operate by the motto: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  Assuming you have incredible attention to detail and a lot of luck, that approach might work for a while.  That’s why companies […]

Who Is Required To Know Welding Symbols?

This is not limited only to welders and inspectors

Knowledge of welding symbols is not a requirement limited to welders. Many other professionals must have the ability to interpret and write welding symbols.  From estimators to designers to quality personnel, this universal language must be understood. In our last post we touched briefly on the importance of being able to interpret welding symbols.  If […]

9 Basic Steps to Reading Welding Symbols for Groove Welds

Reading welding symbols is very important at several levels of an organization. A welder needs to be able to interpret welding symbols to insure he puts down the right kind of weld, that he prepares the joint properly, that he places the weld in the right spot, right sequence, right dimension, etc. A design engineer […]

Types of Weld Joints

Welding joints vary widely but can be traced back to a few basic joint types.  Typically we hear terms like fillet weld, butt weld, lap weld or corner weld.  These are all all joints but within these there are variations.  Below we outline the joints and provide a graphical representation.  These joint types are categorized […]

9 Basic Steps to Read Welding Symbols

The ability to read and understand weld symbols is very important yet the vast majority of welders have hard time with these symbols.   A very small percentage of companies require that welder candidates know how to read symbols.   With the shortage of welders in today’s market imposing this prerequisite would not be feasible.  What companies […]