Welding is one of the most popular careers in the construction industry. There are millions of welders over the globe working in various sectors as well such as engineering, robotics, project management, education, and even sales. Welding is a wonderful profession that makes a lot of things possible. Welding is an art and an efficient welding process.
Welding as an art
Art enables one to be creative with the help of techniques, and welders are artists in their own ways. Being a welder means one also has to learn and master different methods to create and fabricate.
Welding opens doors to creativity and resourcefulness, allowing the welder to work with an open mind. Welding may seem like it’s only a matter of procedure, skills, and techniques, but creativity is still incorporated.
Welders also have a broad imagination that enables them to think of other ways to produce welds like never before.
The profession is an art that improves a person’s potential so that he/she can evolve.
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Welding as an efficient joining process
The world of welding isn’t just wonderful because the process itself is a form of art. Well, actually, it’s a combination of science and art. Welding is also an efficient joining process, and this has been proven to be true for many years.
Welding can join almost all alloys and metals, a lot of thermoplastic polymers, most glasses, and a few ceramics with or without additional filler.
Welding has a lot of its upsides as follows:
- Some welding processes can be performed automatically, semi-automatically, and manually giving more options for the welder
- There are portable processes that enable implementation in the field for maintenance and repair of large structures on site or the construction of such structures
- Welding is excellent at fabricating pressure vessels because continuous welds can supply fluid tightness
- Welding can be performed in various hazardous environments (for instance, underwater, in outer space, or in areas of radiation) using robots
And that’s not all. The good news is each welding process has its own benefits as well. For instance, these are the advantages of arc welding:
- Portability – These materials are so comfortable to transport from one place to another
- Shielding gas isn’t required – Arc welding processes can be accomplished during rain or wind and spatter won’t be a significant issue
- Cost – The equipment needed for arc welding is affordable and reasonably priced. Plus, the process often demands less material in the first place thanks to the lack of gas
- Versatility – It can work on dirty metal (still, it’s recommended that the metal be cleaned before welding for safety purposes)
So you see, welding is such a vast world that offers a lot of possibilities and wonderful things. It’s one of the things that we should be grateful for. Stay in awe of welding!