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From small residential jobs to large commercial work, we are the go-to welders for Arlington TX. We provide quality work and do the job right the first time, every time. We provide fast and friendly service to our valued customers. 

Our business offers a variety of services from small jobs and cutting projects to some large industrial applications. You name it, we likely do it. With years of experience under our belts, we strive to give you the best results for your money. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We hire only the most experienced welders with advanced training in our industry.

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The Basics. Welding is distinct from other processes that we use to join metal, such as soldering and braising, in which a third material is added as a kind of glue. With this process, we take two distinct materials, two distinct objects.
Through the addition of heat, we create a molten pool of metal into which we add a filler rod. The resulting product is no longer two distinct pieces, but one homogeneous unit This piece of material can now then be cut, bent or manipulated in any way that one would wish.

It’s not like you’ve added a third material that needs to be treated differently. There are different kinds. We use gas, acetylene, and oxygen, as heat sources. Mig, arc, and tig, which all use an electrical source to create heat. But even though each of these are different and have their own distinct qualities, they’re all essentially doing the same thing, that is taking two distinct pieces of material
and joining them into one.

I want to demonstrate the process using an oxyacetylene torch and a filler rod. This is the easiest way to see how the physical process occurs. It’s always important to wear the right safety equipment. Before I start the torch, I’m going to put my goggles down. To start the torch, I add a little bit of acetylene.

I increase the size of the acetylene flame until it's burning nice and clear and hot. I add oxygen slowly until I get a nice sharp, defined cone of flame. The hottest part of the flame is at the tip of the blue, the very tip of the bright blue zinc.

As you can see, as we start to heat the steel, it goes from a red to orange and starts to get shiny. And we can start to add our filler material. And you can actually see that molten pool of metal forming as we move along with the filler rod completing the operation.

Now that the oxygen-acetylene process is complete, we can examine the results. We had two separate pieces of material.
We had a common molten pool of metal, into which we added our filler rod. And now we have a complete, single, homogenous piece of material. Two pieces of steel joined into one.

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Arc Welding Basics. This rod fits into an electrode holder which is insulated and allows the operator to safely hold the electrode without danger of receiving an electric shock. The rod can be positioned in the holder in a number of different ways depending on the operator’s preference or the position of the work being welded. When the machine is on and the ground clip is connected to the steel table or to the work itself anything metal on this table is now charged.

When the electrode makes contact with the work it completes a circuit with the electricity flowing through the electrode holder, down through the work, and back out to the ground clamp back to the welder. When an arc is struck a common pool of molten metal is created between the two pieces that
are being joined. Into this the melting alloy center of the rod is deposited completing the weld. One thing to be careful of as you’re working is that this rod is being consumed.

That is, it’s growing shorter. So, the operator has to constantly be aware of both moving the rod laterally but also pushing the rod into the seam being welded. The first step in learning how to arc weld is learning how to strike the arc. Striking the arc can sometimes be very difficult at first. It’s a delicate flicking motion. It’s not a stabbing or a quick drag, but as if you’re striking a match gently. Once the arc has started the trick is to maintain a nice, smooth molten puddle of metal with a consistent distance between the tip of the rod and the surface of the work.

Let's give it a try. Welding hoods down. Remember, never look at an arc with the naked eye. Now that you've mastered striking the arc, and it may have taken you several tries don't be discouraged, let's join some metal together. OK, hoods down. After striking the arc I create a nice, even pool of molten metal. You'll notice that the tip of the welding rod stays very near to the arc puddle and that I'm also slightly wavering the tip of the electrode back and forth. The idea is to heat both pieces of metal evenly as the filler rod is being deposited. Once you've completed your arc welded seam you'll notice that there's a blue-black residue on top of the weld.

This residue is a byproduct of the burning flux. It needs to be cleaned away from the weld. You can do this with a chipping hammer and wire brush. Finished! 

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Common Beginner Mistakes. I’m going to try to demonstrate some of the most common problems or mistakes that beginning
arc welders encounter. One is which the arc will not start, or the arc rod sticks. Neither is a cause for panic and is usually the result of one or two things.
Either your voltage is set too low or the rod you’re using for the job is too big. A third possibility is that your material is dirty. 

That is it might be too rusty, painted or, in some other ways, interfering with the electrical
contact with the table. Here you can see we have no flow of electricity whatsoever and, therefore, it’s impossible
to strike an arc. A less common problem, but one you may encounter in any case is that your voltage is set too
high or that your rod is too small for the job that you’ve selected. As you can see here, the rod fails to penetrate.

Metal splatters everywhere, and otherwise prevent you from making a good weld. A good rule of thumb is to check your manufacturer’s guidelines to see which rod is recommended for what thickness of metal and what range of amperage. Those ranges, high and low, should never be exceeded.

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Top 10 Safety Tips we use and recommend. So moving onto clothing and personal safety equipment. I’m wearing a split leather cowhide jacket. It protects my arms and buttons up tight at the neck and covers my torso. I also recommend heavy cotton pants or blue jeans. You want to have steel-toe work shoes. And I like to wear a turtleneck to protect my skin both from the rays of the arc welder
and also from flying sparks.

The hat goes on backwards, comes down, protects the ears, your hair. And this funny flap in the back keeps those sparks from finding their way down the back of your collar. Some welders like to wear foot protection, particularly if you’re doing a lot of cutting activity. These fit over the leg like so, and they come in different styles. By far and away, the most important piece of safety equipment are your gloves. It’s important to note that all of this safety equipment, and gloves especially, are heat-resistant. They’re not flame-proof.

So you don’t want to ever put your hand straight into a flame even though you’re wearing gloves. Gloves should fit well. You should check them to make sure that there are no holes or cracks. And gloves need to be replaced on a fairly regular basis because the heat and oil from the steel cause the fingers to become stiff and make it very difficult to operate the machinery. For oxygen-acetylene or cutting, we use safety goggles such as these. These are tinted to protect your eyes from the bright ligh

They also have a safety lens to prevent any splatter from damaging your eyes. For arc welding, you need to have an arc welding hood. Very important to note that these safety glasses for oxygen acetylene will not protect you from the UV radiation generated by arc welding.
This hood protects not only your eyes but also your skin from the high-frequency ultraviolet radiation that you would receive from an arc welder. One thing you really want to remember about any welding process is that it generates extreme
amounts of heat.

Cutting with oxy-acetylene can generate temperatures in excess of 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Arc welding generates temperatures of over 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Always wear your gloves. Always assume that everything in the shop could be too hot to touch.
Remember not only the work but sometimes the worktop surface, device, even the crescent wrench and tools can absorb a tremendous amount of heat.

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