Water & Welding: What the Heck Is Hydroforming?
Misc

Water & Welding: What the Heck Is Hydroforming?

Think of the ultimate example of power, strength and unmoving force. What comes to mind? Maybe a bulldozer with rocket jets? Or a rhinoceros that can shoot lasers out of its eyes? What about… water...
Getting Rewards and Free Welding Gear

Getting Rewards and Free Welding Gear

Any of you financially savvy welders know there’s no such thing as a free lunch. So how can Welding Supplies from IOC just give away free gear and discounts with their rewards program? How does tha...
What Does It Actually Mean to Be A Journeyman?

What Does It Actually Mean to Be A Journeyman?

How about them job titles? It feels like half the positions you hear are heavily exaggerated these days. And to be honest, it might have always been that way. In the 1400s, the king had a special s...
Before Prices Go Up: Best Machines of 2023
MIG

Before Prices Go Up: Best Machines of 2023

Look, we totally agree: Price increases suck. Inflation makes costs go up, resulting in almost all welding manufacturers generally increasing prices on machines and equipment at the beginning of ea...
Striking an arc in The Sub-Zero Arctic
Misc

Striking an arc in The Sub-Zero Arctic

24 hours of Darkness. It’s what they call a "Polar Night." The only UV light you’ve seen in the last day has been from your welding arc. From a survivability standpoint, humans have almost no busin...
Grinding: Techniques, Tools and Tips
grinding

Grinding: Techniques, Tools and Tips

It might come as news to those just getting started in the industry, but the welding process doesn't end once you've fused two pieces of metal together. It also starts long before firing up your ma...
NEW Lincoln Sprinter 180Si Review
Stick

NEW Lincoln Sprinter 180Si Review

Published November 2023.The Sprinter is now planned to be released to the public in February 2024. There’s “brand new” and then there’s “just born, still has the umbilical cord, right out of the ov...
The Welder’s 2023 Holiday Buying Guide
Guide

The Welder’s 2023 Holiday Buying Guide

There’s no doubt about it: We saw a couple of reindeer carb-loading the other day, Santa ordering a bunch of coal, and some of the best deals of the year on welding equipment; the holidays are offi...
Welding Project Ideas to Give as Holiday Gifts
Projects

Welding Project Ideas to Give as Holiday Gifts

Why gifts?Really think about it. You give your friend an item, they give something of similar value back. If you’re a cynic, you might ask, “What’s the point? Why not just everyone buy their own th...