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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Risk to Fabricators

Carpal Tunnel: The potentially career-ending condition you need to know about Most of us have heard of carpal tunnel syndrome but few of us actually understand what it is and the risks we face of developing it. In this article, we will discuss what carpal tunnel syndrome is, what [...]

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The 4 Main Types of Oxy/Fuel Heating Cutting, & Welding Gases

The 4 Main Types of Oxy/Fuel Heating Cutting, & Welding Gases A flame is a flame, right? Well, not exactly. While all industrial fuel gases are capable of generating a flame, their properties can be very different. Here is a rundown on the four common types of oxy/fuel heating [...]

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TIG Welding: Scratch Start, Lift Start, or High-Frequency?

TIG Welding: Scratch Start, Lift Start, or High-Frequency? When considering a TIG welding machine, the number of features, modes, and settings can be daunting. One of the most critical to understand, however, is the arc initiation method a machine is designed to utilize. These are the three types of [...]

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How to Select Your Plasma Cutter Air Compressor

Air Supply Requirements for Plasma Cutting Systems (Plasma Cutter Air Compressors) Plasma is a superheated ionized gas. In a plasma cutting system, you can think of this as a lightning bolt inside a tornado. The electrical current (lightning bolt) contains a massive amount of heat energy. The gas (tornado) [...]

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Welding Hazards & Risk Management 101

How to Approach Welding Hazards Welding and fabrication require the use of specialized tools and equipment to perform processes that present elevated risks that must be understood and mitigated in order to work safely and prevent death or serious injury to the operator and other nearby persons. It is [...]

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How to Start a Career in Welding

A career as a welder can be very rewarding. Good pay, high job demand, and opportunities for advancement into robotics or management (or both.) But it’s not a career you can just decide to start overnight. It takes specialized training, skill development, and certifications, so we put together a [...]

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How to Evaluate Plasma Cut Quality

Evaluating Plasma Cut Quality Plasma cutting is a tremendously capable technology, but the quality of your cut can vary. With minimal training, an operator can employ a plasma cutting system for the accurate and efficient fabrication of any electrically conductive material. In most cases, the cut quality produced by [...]

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Why TIG Welding Is Better Than MIG Welding

TIG welding and MIG welding both use electric arcs, filler metals and shielding gasses to create a weld. But their techniques, applications and finishes are quite different. As with any welding project, success depends on choosing the right processes and equipment. So we created a list of reasons to [...]

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Basics of MIG Welding: MIG Gun Liners

Basics of MIG Welding: MIG Gun Liners Have you ever encountered feeding problems in MIG Welding? MIG Gun Liners can help. Oftentimes, feeding problems can be prevented with the right equipment maintenance. Welding problems are a mild inconvenience at their least. At their worst, they contribute substantially to lost [...]

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Hardfacing 101: Making Tough Tougher

Hardfacing Makes Tough Tougher Have you ever needed to increase the strength of a metal part to help prevent wear? Hardfacing is a fairly simple and effective way to decrease wear on your metal parts, helping them to succeed in their intended use. Keep reading to learn what hardfacing [...]

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A Simple Guide to Selecting the Right Welding Helmet in 2021

A Simple Guide to Selecting the Right Welding Helmet in 2021 Before you select a welding helmet, it’s important to ask what you need it to do. This answer may seem obvious. You need it to protect your eyes, right? Of course! However, there’s a variety of other factors [...]

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Multi-Process Welder Roundup: Who’s the Best? (Part II)

20 of The Best Multi Process Welding Machines of 2021 Part II Why spend thousands on multiple machines when one can do it all? In this two-part series, we take a look at the best multi process welder machines from the masters of versatility! See Part I Forney Think [...]

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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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