A general introduction to the welding process:
is a fabrication process used to join metal pieces or parts together by heating thesurfaces to the point of melting. Various energy sources can be used for the process, includinggas flame, electric arc, laser, electron beam, friction and ultrasound. The process has been usedfrom very older times for joining metals, but the techniques have been changing and advancingever since.
Different techniques used:
Many different techniques have been used including
, gas, resistance, laser beam, electronbeam and lightning
. Different techniques involving manual labor, to advancedautomatic
methods are available. It can also be done in differentenvironments like open air, closed room, under water and outer space. Wherever it is done,care is to be taken that proper precautionary conditions are followed. Proper helmets, glovesand jackets must be used.
Arc welding-A boon to welders:
It involves the use of electric current to join two metals. The electric current generates an
of very high temperature which causes the metal to melt thereby facilitating
. Differentadvancements have been made in the process making it even more reliable and easy. It is oneof the most commonly used techniques because it is not much expensive and demands onlyless labor. Different types of arc