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Fundamentals of MIG: What Gas is Used For MIG Welding

When creating the perfect MIG gun there is a lot for you to consider. From what torch to select to what gas to use, you need to determine which is best for your application. So in this article, we are going to discuss: What is shielding gas? Types of [...]

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8 Tips to Reduce Welding Costs

It doesn’t take a savvy business owner to know that reducing welding costs leads to better profits. What really sets a manufacturing company apart is knowing how to cut costs without cutting corners. If you are the CEO or Operations Manager, it is your job to create plans and [...]

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How Welding Played A Role In Star Wars

May the Fourth Be With You We can’t think of a better way to celebrate May the 4th than to share some of our favorite Star Wars welding scenes, arguably one of the most iconic movie series of all time. And if you really think about it, we work [...]

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MIG vs TIG Welding: Why MIG Welding is Better Than TIG Welding

Arc welding processes are as varied as the workpieces they create, and choosing the right one is vital to your project’s success. While MIG and TIG welding both form the weld using an electric arc, the techniques are quite different. Choosing the wrong one can lead to more than [...]

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Arc Welding Equipment and Processes

The end goal for all arc welders is the same – an expertly welded, precision product that’s to standard, sturdy, and even beautiful. Getting there though can be vastly different depending on the type of arc welding process they employ. Today, there are five main welding styles, and each [...]

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GMAW Basics of Welding Aluminum

Aluminum is a popular material used in various industries due to its lightweight, strength, and durability. However, welding aluminum can be a challenging task for welders due to its unique properties. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), also known as MIG welding, is a commonly used welding process for aluminum.

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What Is Hex Chrome And Does Plasma Cutting Produce It?

Obviously, when it comes to welding, safety is of the utmost importance. From following best practices to taking extra precautionary measures, it is imperative to follow a “safety first” mentality to protect yourself and those around you. Since hex chrome can pose significant risk to welders, it is necessary [...]

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The Pros, Cons, and Best Practices of Welding Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a popular building material long heralded for its durability and substantial resistance to corrosion. However, welding with this attractive metal poses some unique challenges that need to be considered before launching into a project with stainless steel. Before we take a closer look at the pros [...]

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Women in Manufacturing: How Women Can Save Manufacturing

The times they are a-changin’. Bob Dylan’s famous song from 1964 is still as relevant today as it was during the cultural revolution that represented the largest generational values shift in our history. In those days, women were celebrating the Equal Pay Act, reading Betty Friedan, and breaking the [...]

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Is It Time For You To Upgrade To Fiber Laser?

You’ve likely heard that fiber lasers are the new CO2 lasers. But is fiber really that much better, or is it just clever marketing? Here’s a look at the differences between CO2 and fiber laser cutters, and why it might be time for you to upgrade to fiber laser.

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Plasma Cutter Uses: 8 Reasons to Go Plasma

While there are a lot of ways to cut metal, some methods are more effective than others. Plasma cutter uses in particular range in versatility from metal fabrication jobs to decorative purposes. Because of its high utility, plasma is the ideal cutting choice for many projects. So, here’s why [...]

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Ask About our Torch Replacement Conversion Program.

Ready to increase the lifetime of your consumables and the quality of your cuts (or welds) by switching to American Torch Tip? We are so sure you will love our products that we will replace all of your torches – for free – with lifetime warranties when you become a regular customer. Reach out to learn more.

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