Yield Strength vs Tensile Strength of Steel and Other Metals

And why should we know the difference in welding

If you work with metals, whether you are a business owner, a design engineer, an inspector or a welder, you have heard the terms yield strength and tensile strength.  In welding, we seem to focus more on tensile strength than on yield strength.  When we match a filler metal to a base metal we do […]

Weld Toughness vs Weld Strength

If you have ever been tasked with selecting the right specification and grade of steel for a particular application you know there are hundreds of choices.  Typically these are based on the materials tensile strength and yield strength.  There are many factors that go into selecting the right base metal for a given application.  In […]