Welcome to GoWelding.Org
Go Welding.Org is all about welding! The welding information on this site is about the four most common types of welding processes and how to become a certified welder. The welding processes this site is focused on are:
These are the types of welding processes that are taught in welding schools and are used in the majority of industries from ship building to nuclear power plant construction. If you have any doubts just search any employment ads for welding jobs or visit a welding supply store!
Many of the subjects covered here are not even found in text books, online, or in welding schools. This is detailed information I wrote down and took pictures to reference too while working and becoming a certified welder again. It comes down to the small details that you learn while welding that make a big difference. I will always be adding more information as my career moves on. While writing much of the content I have been lucky enough to get advice from some of the best welders in the field. A lot of the advice on here is also what I learned from welders that have literally mastered and perfected their skills to the highest level! So far this is only the beginning of this site and one day hope to make it a place where you will be able to find anything you need related to welding.
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For anyone interested in learning how to weld, your best bet is to sign up for a welding class! Everything else is just a guideline (including this site)! Welding is learned through hands-on training and practice. That being said, there are no DVD’s, videos, books, or websites that can teach you how to weld without real life practice. It’s just like driving a car! You will only learn by getting the right information and then spending a lot of time behind the wheel. Welding is a Very Highly Skilled Trade and takes 1000’s of hours to learn. Anyone who can master and perfect this skill can easily make a doctor’s salary or more! Even as I am writing this in a down economy and being a high school drop out; I am earning close to $40 an hour and have the option to work all of the overtime I want! Then there are others who travel overseas who are making mid six figure salaries. No other construction skill pays as much because no other skill is as difficult to learn.
If you want to learn how to weld, again I would strongly advise anyone to sign up for a welding class. Save yourself the time and money on videos and the so called “learn how to weld online courses”! When searching for a Welding School you should always ask if they also offer AWS welding certifications, or are a accredited educational institution.
Finally this site is pretty big and it is well over 100 pages of really good information. This is first hand knowledge about welding and that is a very difficult thing to find. Most sites and books are written by writers who just pretend to be experts for that project. Yes this most likely includes you school text book. The writer interviews the welder then writes the book and puts the welders name on it (aka, ghost writer). That is why most books and sites on the subject do not make much sense. I on the other hand was a first class career pipe welder (now I run this site) and master fabricator. My last job welding was on P1 class (high pressure steam lines for power plants) double heavy wall 9 chrome pipe with a wall thickness over 2 inches and all work was x-rayed. This is the very high end of pipe welding and it is also nasty work that very few people know how to do.
I would like to mention that this site is in the middle of a upgrade so if you are looking for something specific then your best bet for now it to use the search box.