Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

3 Ways to Correct Distortion after Welding

May 29, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Weld distortion is the plight of every welder! If you’re are an engineer or a welder, you have likely encountered some shrinkage on your weld project. It’s at that moment after you have made the weld with a great-looking bead. After a while, you...

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What are Welding Defects & How Can You Avoid Them?

Apr 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

While welding is a simple process, metals are dynamic and tend to change during the welding process. Some metal pieces may expand rapidly when heated thus weakening the structure. A metal with a weakened structure may deform and develop cracks...

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Transferred vs. Non-Transferred Plasma Arc Welding

Mar 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Plasma arc welding works by ionizing gases at high temperatures. Hot ionized gases are commonly referred to as plasma. Ionized gas that conducts electricity transfers an electric arc to the welding surface. The arc’s extreme heat welds two metal...

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Advantages of Seam Welding

Mar 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Seam welding is among the most popular welding processes for joining metals in a continuous weld. Highly preferred by welders, seam welding is practical for use on metals such as stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, and tungsten.

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Common Welding Symbols: What Engineers Want You to Understand

Feb 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Understanding the basic welding symbols can do wonders for your welds. They interconnect the designer with the welder. Any blueprint heavily peppers with welding symbols, and it’s vital to decipher them. Engineering and fabrication drawings may...

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Overlap Welding: What is it?

Jan 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Welding, like any other metal work process, is subject to numerous defects. Due to the complexity of the processes involved in welding, it’s possible to experience some few mishaps. Welding is an activity that involves not only the fire and metal...

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3 Most Common Weld Symbol Mistakes

Nov 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

There is much for a welder to decipher. While there are many elements in welding, understanding common weld mistake symbols is imperative to an excellent welding experience. However, due to the massive technicality of this activity, simple...

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How To Read Basic Welding Symbols

Sep 27, 2019 12:46:51 PM

Most professions use symbols as a way to communicate instructions quickly. These symbols are quicker than either speaking or writing out the instructions on how a weld is supposed to be. While these symbols may seem to be mysterious...

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Overlap Welding Defects & 3 Ways to Stop Them

Sep 6, 2019 7:48:07 AM

Overlap occurs during a welding project when the face of the welding material left behind is larger than the opening in the metal surface. A common formal definition for overlap is welding material that protrudes beyond a weld toe or root....

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How to Prevent Lack of Fusion in Welding

Aug 30, 2019 7:06:29 AM

A common problem in welding is when fusion does not occur completely or at all between the welding surface and fusing materials. There are a number of reasons why this happens along with corresponding steps that can be taken to prevent lack of...

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