Free Welding Resources



The Spatter Reduction Checklist (FREE) Spatter is a major problem in welding. Unfortunately the vast majority of people have come to accept it as part of welding. The reality is we can get rid of it, or at least reduce it significantly, if we just follow these simple recommendations.

Guide To Developing Welding Procedures for 4140 Steel (FREE) Welding medium to high carbon steels can be a real challenge. Doing it without understanding the implications of heat input and cooling rate for these materials can have disastrous consequences. This guide takes you step by step through the process of developing a sound welding procedure for 4140 steel and other high-carbon steels.

Welding Symbols Guide for Fillet Welds (FREE) Interpreting welding symbols may seem complicated, especially when you are trying to do it using a single, very busy chart like the one published by AWS. This chart is great, once you have experience reading welding symbols. This quick guide will give you the basics to interpret welding symbols for fillet welds. It also provides a cheat sheet with graphical representations (weld locations and dimensions) to help you interpret the many variations of fillet welding symbols.

Checklist for Qualifying Welders and Procedures (FREE) This resource provides an easy to follow checklist to guarantee compliance with AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code (Steel) when qualifying welders and welding procedures. It also provides a checklist to ensure compliance when taking advantage of prequalified welding procedures.