I is for Ironwork

§ (male speaker) I is for ironwork. There’s probably no other American city that has the concentration of historic, forged, architectural ironwork that Charleston, South Carolina, does. § In modern times, probably the best known smith working in Charleston was Mr. Philip Simmons. He began his career as a general blacksmith. (Simmons) I became an […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : Gases Used for Welding

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss MIG welding. Today we will be talking about the different gases that are used in MIG welding. The purpose of the gas is to provide a shielding cloud around the molten puddle of metal. This shielding gas effect excludes oxygen […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : Welding Troubleshooting

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss MIG welding. Today I would like to talk to you about weld defects. Now there are a number of weld defects that can cause a weld to fail. There is porosity, cold lap, cracking, burn through; there are any number […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : Arc Welding Types & Uses

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss arc welding. Now this machine that I am standing beside here is a multi-process welding machine. It can do many different kinds of arc welding and I am going to give you a short overview of some of these different […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : What is Tack Welding?

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss arc welding and the topic today is tacking material together to be welded. Now very often different pieces of metal need to be welded together. They need to be held together while they are being welded and what we welders […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : Setting Wire Speed & Voltage for Welding

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss MIG welding. Now the use of the MIG welding equipment is really very simple. It is an easy process to operate. One of the most difficult aspects of it is, however, setting the right wire speed and voltage. Think of […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : Setting Up a Welding Machine

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss some of the uses of MIG welding. In particular today, we will be discussing how to set the MIG welding machine up to start welding. First of all you need to plug your welding machine into the proper voltage. Make […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : Basics of Welding Machinery

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss the arc welding process called MIG welding. MIG is a short form that stands for Metal Inert Gas welding, it is a very popular, easy to use arc welding process. It consists of a very high strength steel wire coiled […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : What is Tig Welding?

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am here to discuss the art of TIG welding. Now TIG welding is an arc welding process that is used mostly in the nuclear power industry or the food and beverage or pharmaceutical industries to produce very high purity welds. Unlike MIG welding where […]

Welding Basics: Techniques for Tig, Mig & Arc Welds : Proper Start & Stop Techniques for Welding

Hello! My name is Mac and on behalf of expertvillage.com I am going to give you some tips and techniques on welding. Previously we had discussed running a string or bead and the proper direction of travel and how a student makes a proper bead of weld. These electrodes eventually become used up as you […]