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Marine Welding is a Tough Job

How Marine Welding Differs from Industrial Welding?

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^ Marine Welding is a Tough Job

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Welding is the ultimate permanent fastener, connecting materials at the molecular level and endowing joints with tensile strength, toughness, hardness, and ductility similar to that of the bonded materials.

Van der Willingen formulated waterproof electrodes in 1946 and harnessed the long-known potential of electric arcs to weld under water. British Admiralty first executed marine welding for ships.

Industrial welding engages diverse processes. Marine welders prefer arc welding because the flux or inert gases used in the process protect the molten weld pool. Steel remains the most welded material, above or below water.   Read More

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Is Welding a Dying Trade?

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^ Training under Experienced Welders is Invaluable for Rookie Welders
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Although President Obama later apologized to an art history professor, he was only echoing the truth when he said folks can make a lot more by learning a trade than with an art history degree.

Blame it on negative perceptions since the 1970s. Blame it on the get-rich-quick mentality. Young Americans don’t look at welding with promising eyes.

Manufacturing built the U.S. economy between 1900 and 1950. Outsourcing, automation, and cheap imports shrunk the manufacturing sector in the 1970s. Welders were suddenly unwanted. Read More