Welding Slang and Terms
Posted September 02, 2016

Welding Phrases & Names


Golden Arm – A welder with excellent technique and end results.
Bugger – Welder’s helper, cleaning up and prepping weld in advance; it might run additional passes after the weld is completed in advance of visual inspection.
Meat Hand – Derived from the term “bead hand.” A root pass welder on a pipeline job. Usually a good welder that can run slick root passes (stringer beads) in x-ray pipelines in production mode.
Drinking Hand – Welder that drinks alcohol in excess. Not necessarily a bad connotation.

What is plasma cutting?
Posted July 27, 2016

Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Typical materials cut by this process include steel, aluminum, brass and copper though other conductive metals may be cut as well. Plasma cutting is often used in fabrication and welding shops, automotive repair and restoration, industrial construction, salvage and scrapping operations. Due to the high speed, precision cuts, combined with low cost of operation, plasma cutting sees a widespread usage from large scale industrial CNC applications dow

What type of metal do you want to weld?
Posted June 10, 2016

Different welding processes work for different types of metal.

You can weld mild steel, stainless steel, cast iron, hard surfacing, and aluminum

See chart below.

In our shop in Phoenix, Arizona we can weld any metal and do any weld works: gate, fences, backflow cages, art welding, outdoor furniture and more!

We can provide you with the design of your new or remodeled project. If you have an idea about a gate or a fence, contact us to have our free quote. We can also partner with woodwork companies to complete the project for you in case you want

What is Explosive Welding?
Posted April 29, 2016

Explosion welding (EXW) is a solid state (solid-phase) process where welding is accomplished by accelerating one of the components at extremely high velocity through the use of chemical explosives. This process is most commonly utilized to clad carbon steel plate with a thin layer of corrosion resistant material (e.g., stainless steel, nickel alloy, titanium, or zirconium). Due to the nature of this process, producible geometries are very limited. They must be simple. Typical geometries produced include plates, tubing and tubesheets. Unlike other forms of welding such as

What is Metal Fabrication?
Posted February 26, 2016

Metal fabrication is the building of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes. It is a value added process that involves the construction of machines and structures from various raw materials. A fab shop will bid on a job, usually based on the engineering drawings, and if awarded the contract will build the product. Large fab shops will employ a multitude of value added processes in one plant or facility including welding, cutting, forming and machining. These large fab shops offer additional value to their customers by limiting the need for purchas

Fun Facts about Welding!
Posted August 28, 2015

Do you think welding is not important? You are wrong!

More than 50% of US products are welded! In Nascar 950 hours are spent on welding and steel fabrication before it hits the road. Welders can get a welding certificate as little as 9 mos.!

Welding in space was first attempted by Russian Cosmonauts in 1969 and Underwater Welders can earn as much as $200,000!

The World's Deepest wet weld record was set by US Navy in 2005 with depths of 2,000 ft deep.

Commercial Welding Services
Posted June 08, 2015

Weld Works offers different commercial welding service for small businesses and for large companies to maintain perfectly their commercial equipment and machinery: truck, containers, dumpsters and any other metal equipment their businesses use.

Weld Works can work on all container repairs like roll off containers, storage and freight containers and more.

We know that businesses need a fast and reliable service and that is want we are able to provide to companies.

We work also on your fleet like repairing truck trailers, flat beds, cross members, fram

Gate & Fence Railing Repair or Installation
Posted June 08, 2015

Weld works offers various services related to gates, fences fabrication and/or repair

Gates: we provide services for any type of gates like entrance gates, custom gates, pool gates, RV gate repair or you own custom gate. Usually we do a visit to your location, learn from you which is your idea and then present you a draft project. Our staff will help you with suggestions and recommendations to be sure your gate is exactly what you need and would like to have. We then fabricate or repair the gate at our location on in some cases we can work directly to your locatio

What is Welding?
Posted June 08, 2015

Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by caus

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