A Brief History of Welding

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If you want to be a welder, and actually have a career, you can go to a welding school and learn how to weld, or you can try to be a welders helper and just learn the trade. Welding can be a tough job if you don’t know what you are doing or you do not enjoy doing it. Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials together (Modern Welding). This is the process that uses fuel gases and oxygen to make a molten pool of metal to fuse together two pieces of metal, called puddeling (oxy-fuel welding and cutting. Wikipedia). If you decide to weld as your profession, most welding school students have little trouble finding jobs and finding people certified to weld correctly (Welding.Wikipedia).

Welding is a very important job in today’s society. With new building designs, and bridges to every day metal products, welders are needed to do these tasks. Almost everything that you use every day has some sort of weld to it.

Welding started back in the medieval days. But there was only one welding process, and it was called forge welding. Forge welding is the use of heating metal, shaping it (by pounding it with a hammer), then cooling it. People back then had to go to their local black smith go get things fixed. Some tasks required black smiths to be extremely precise, and have an even level of thickness throughout the piece of metal that they are foraging.

Many years later around 1903, French engineers Edmond Fouché and Charles Picard became the first to develop oxygen-acetylene welding. They discovered that if you use pure oxygen instead of air, It increases the temperature of the flame, and makes it easier to weld. An average acetylene/oxygen flame burns at about 6,330 degrees Fahrenheit (oxy-fuel welding and ...

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...elder that you want to become. To get a good welding job, it mostly depends on what you know, and how good you weld. As many great welders once said, "If you can't take the heat, LEAVE!!!!!!" (Hobart Welders).

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