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Welding Scholarships
For those of you pursuing a welding education, applying for welding scholarships and grants is highly important. Whether you’re attending one of the best welding schools in the area or a community college, the costs can quickly add up. This is where a welding scholarship comes in handy. However, you’ll soon realize there is an endless amount of scholarships to sift through.
What is Butt Welding
It doesn’t matter if you only want to weld for a hobby or as a career choice, you will eventually have to learn about welding joints. They are the basic foundation of welding and something you will come across daily. According to the American Welding Society, there are five different types of welding joints. These include the corner, butt, lap, edge, and tee joints. Learning about only five joints sounds easy but, each one comes with many different types of welds, welding symbols, requirements, etc. For this guide, we’re going to focus on one of the more common ones, the Butt Joint.
ESAB Savage A40 Welding Helmet
If you're new to the world of metal-working, then you might be unsure where to start when looking for a welding helmet. There are many qualities to look for before you buy one, like viewing size, shade settings, and, of course, comfort. An excellent one to start with is the Savage A40 from ESAB. You don't have to be a beginner to use this welding helmet, as it has a lot of features that hardened experts and diligent hobbyists will find beneficial.
After gaining some experience as a welder, you'll most likely find yourself critiquing other welds you see in the wild. I find myself doing this all the time and I can't believe all the terrible welds I've seen. Although when I first starting learning the GMAW process a long time ago, my welds were pretty bad. Looking at bad welds can have some benefits. Besides obviously looking at bad welds for a laugh, they can teach you a lot about what not to do. So we decided to gather a list of some of the world's worst welds for you to gawk at!