> Air Carbon-Arc Electrode
Inches of Groove Per Electrode READ MORE
> Air Carbon-Arc Guide
READ MORE here to see Arcair's Air Carbon-Arc Guide. Our guide shows you by current and length the recommended number and size welding lead.
> Automated Plasma Cutting Systems
Thermal Dynamics offers a wide range of automated plasma cutting systems. READ MORE here to see our chart that breaks down all of the info.
> Avoiding Unwanted Ignition IncidentsIgnition incidents can never be fun. READ Victor Technologies' manager of equipment products, Dan Hlawati’s, tips for how to avoid unwanted ignitions.
> Buying Your First Welder
A beginner’s guide to buying a welder for light fabrication, maintenance, motorsports, home-hobby, farm/ranch, metal art, automotive and other DIY applications. READ MORE
> Choosing the Right Shielding for the Best Plasma Cut
Thermal Dynamics can help you to choose the right shielding for the best plasma cut. READ MORE here on how to get the job done just right.
> Cutting & Heating with Alternative Fuels
Supply chain issues with acetylene are causing industries using oxy fuel to explore alternative fuel options for heating and cutting. READ MORE about how your industry can take advantage of these technological advances
> Digital Flow Control
Using automated gas control allows for quick changeovers between cutting and marking operations. READ ABOUT how digital flow control can save you time and money when plasma cutting.
> Face to Face with Hardfacing 5 questions you need to ask to get the job done
Sometimes the key to finding answers is actually asking the right questions. READ MORE about how to ask the right questions when selecting a hardfacing alloy.
> Gas Selection for Gas Metal Arc Welding
Choosing the right fuel for your application can be challenging. Here is a simple reference guide to help you with your next project. READ MORE
> Innovative 1Torch Provides Flexibility for Distributors
Thermal Dynamics’ 1Torch makes life easier for both distributors and end users. READ MORE about the 1Torch that’s offered in two basic amperage ranges.
> Maintenance Best Practices for Hand-held Plasma Cutting Systems
To keep your hand-held plasma cutter working as efficiently as the day you bought it you must ensure that it has clean air and electricity to operate. Thermal Dynamics makes top of the line hand-held plasma cutters READ our maintenance schedule on how to keep them that way.
> Making Sense of Cutting Tips
Don’t totally understand what all those numbers and letters mean when it comes to cutting tips? No worries; we’ve got your back and are here to help make sense of it all. READ MORE.
> MIG Gun Nozzle to Tip Relationship
We’ve got tips on tips! READ MORE about MIG Gun nozzle to tip relationships!
> MIG Gun Selection Guide - Which MIG is Right for You?
Tweco offers a broad range of MIG gun families to meet the everyday needs of the welder. To get the job done right you've GOT to use the right tools. READ MORE to see our MIG Gun Selection Guide from Tweco
> One Torch, All Fuels
Victor Torches accommodate all fuels including Acetylene, Propylene and Propane/Natural Gas. READ MORE about Victor can help you get the job done.
> Oxyfuel Equipment Advances Help Prevent Accidents
Don’t experience the devastating consequences of a high-pressure gas cylinder being knocked over. READ MORE about why the Victor EDGE Series regulator not only provides safety on the inside, but also around it in the harsh work environments we so often find ourselves in.
> Oxy-fuel Safety: More Than Just Welding
It’s always a good time to brush up on your oxy-fuel safety. READ MORE to keep up to date and safe.
> Practice First!
Prior to making any weld, even if you have some experience, it never hurts to confirm parameter settings and practice welding. If at all possible, obtain scrap metal of the same alloy and approximate thickness you plan to weld. On critical welds, simulate the application and perform some at-home non-destructive tests (visual, liquid dye penetrant) and/or destructive weld tests (basically, bend the weldment. If the weld tears away a piece of the base metal, the weld is sound. If the weld breaks, make some adjustments). READ MORE
> Problem Free Torch Set-Up
The following seven tips below will help ensure a problem free torch set-up for every weld. READ MORE
> Stoody Signature Products
“We’ve made it simple” No matter what your level of expertise you can now select hardfacing alloys with very little experience and effort. READ MORE
> Stoody Reference, Training and Competitive Cross Reference Tools
Determining which Stoody product is right for a specific application can be achieved by utilizing the following helpful tools: READ MORE
> Thermal Dynamics 1Torch Range Brochure & Torch Consumable Finder
The new 1Torch Range Brochure is assured to help you find everything to meet your torch needs! Just follow these easy steps! READ MORE.
> Tips for Using Exothermic Cutting Equipment
Turn up the heat on your exothermic cutting skills with Arcair products. In an industry that requires extreme dexterity when completing a task there’s always room for improvement. READ MORE to get some of our tips for cutting, piercing and oxygen use.
> TurboTorch® : More Than Just A Hand Torch
While known across the globe as the leader in hand torches, TurboTorch is much more, offering a wide range of products for plumbing, HVAC, and mechanical contracting! READ MORE
> Tweco MIG Gun Part Numbers
These numbers aren't just for show. Every Tweco part number has a rhyme and a reason: to tell you exactly what it is and how it should be used. To learn more about Tweco part numbers READ MORE
> Unlocking Procedures for VM Series Manifolds
> Victor EDGE Regulator Cutaway
Take a peek "under the hood" of the Victor EDGE regulators to see what makes them the clear industry leader is gas equipment. READ MORE
> Victor Professional Edge Series Regulator Frequently Asked Questions
You may have a question that many others have also asked, so check out Victor Professional Edge Series Regulator Frequently Asked Questions! READ MORE to get your answers!
> Victor Safety ChecklistI the cutting and welding industry, safety is a MUST. Victor is known for their tremendous dedication to ensuring the quality and safety of their products. Here we have provided a handy chacklist to ensure you are following the best safety pactices as you work. READ MORE
> Welding Dictionary
Many of the terms here have been reprinted or adapted with permission from AWS A3.0:2001, Standard Welding Terms and Definitions. READ MORE
> Welding Joint Preparation
Before beginning any welding project, remember the welding joint preparation 5P rule: prior preparation prevents poor performance. You can make the best weld in the world…but it might not hold if you failed to remove potential contaminates before welding. READ MORE
> Welding Positions
The MIG welding and TIG welding processes can weld in all positions simply by adjusting the heat input accordingly. READ MORE
> Welding Safety: Personal Protection
Arc welding emits harmful sparks, heat and ultraviolet rays that can burn skin and eyes. Below are the minimum requires for welding safety gear: READ MORE
> Welding Safety: Environment
Safe welders carefully manage their environment. Read your operating manual and follow its welding safety tips. Here are some of the basics: READ MORE