Welding FAQs:

Q: Is a welding a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials?

A: Yes, and usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal.

Q: Is a welding a is often surrounded with translucent welding curtains?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a welding invented?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a welding invented by C?

A: Yes, J. Holslag but did not become popular for another decade.

Q: Is a welding most frequently performed on lap joints?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a welding invented in 1893?

A: Yes, and around that time another process, oxyfuel welding, became well established.

Q: Was a welding first applied to aircraft during the war as well?

A: Yes, as some German airplane fuselages were constructed using the process.

Q: Is a welding shielded metal arc welding?

A: Yes, it is also known as manual metal arc welding or stick welding.

Q: Is a welding commonly used for making electrical connections out of aluminum or copper?

A: Yes, and it is also a very common polymer welding process.

Q: Is a welding a hazardous undertaking and precautions are required to avoid burns?

A: Yes, and electric shock, vision damage, inhalation of poisonous gases and fumes, and exposure to intense ultraviolet radiation.

Q: Was a welding invented in 1991 by Wayne Thomas at The Welding Institute and found high-quality applications all over the world?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a welding the most common process?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a welding for joining PVC or ABS pipes during plumbing?

A: Yes, or for welding styrene and polystyrene plastics in the construction of models.

Q: Was a welding one of the more popular welding methods due to its portability and relatively low cost?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a welding commonplace in industrial settings?

A: Yes, and researchers continue to develop new welding methods and gain greater understanding of weld quality.

Q: Was a welding developed during the 1950s?

A: Yes, and using a flux-coated consumable electrode, and it quickly became the most popular metal arc welding process.

Q: Was a welding also developed during the final decades of the 19th century?

A: Yes, and with the first patents going to Elihu Thomson in 1885, who produced further advances over the next 15 years.

Q: Was a welding its most common application?

A: Yes, but robotic arc welding increases in popularity as technology advances.

Q: Is a welding done in a vacuum and uses an electron beam?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a welding a popular resistance welding method used to join overlapping metal sheets of up to 3 mm thick?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a welding a from the UV light of the electric arc?

A: Yes, but can not replace the filter glass used in helmets.

Q: Is a welding a common practice during glassblowing?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a welding invented the same year and continues to be popular today?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a welding common in the United States and Canada for attaching steel sheets to bar joist and structural steel members?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a welding also often used in underwater welding in the construction and repair of ships?

A: Yes, and offshore platforms, and pipelines, but others, such as flux cored arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding, are also common.

Q: Was a welding used in the construction of the Iron pillar of Delhi?

A: Yes, and erected in Delhi, India about 310 AD and weighing 5.4 metric tons.

Q: Is a welding among the first processes to develop late in the century?

A: Yes, and electric resistance welding followed soon after.

Q: Was a welding introduced in 1958?

A: Yes, and it was followed by its cousin, electrogas welding, in 1961.

Q: Is a welding especially effective on plastics like PVC which burn at or below their glass transition?

A: Yes, but may be ineffective on plastics like Teflon or polyethylene that are resistant to chemical decomposition.