The sculptural process of fabrication of joining materials such as thermoplastics or metals together through the use of coalescence is what welding is all about. Most often this occurs through melting of workpieces while also adding filler material in order to form the weld pool, or pool of molten material, that will eventually cool off enough to become a strong joint. Pressure is sometimes put on the strong joint, in conjunction with heat, or on its own, to produce the weld.
What we just mentioned above is the basics of welding and something that anyone interested in a career in the field of welding must know in order to work with such materials. Welding at times is also confused by many with brazing or soldering, which is wrong, because brazing and soldering melt lower-melting-point material that's located between workpieces in order to form their bond and don't rely on melting the actual workpieces.
Now that you know a little bit more about welding than you did before you read this article you can go back to your daily life - unless you want a career in welding and you're interested in the types of welding jobs available. If that's the case then you need to keep on reading, as we're going to provide you with examples of the wide range of welding and welding related jobs there are available out there in the world of welding. Such as:
-welding machine operator
-fabrication shop foreman
-truck mounted equipment fabricator
As you can see a job in the welding industry isn't just about welding metals that are later used to build cars or steel decks, and you have your choice of some pretty prime welding jobs. Eventually there will come a point where your hands might not be able to weld workpieces anymore but that doesn't mean you have to retire from the welding industry. If that day ever does come, and it probably will, you can always look into a job as a woodworking machinery auction caller.
A job like that not only takes it easy on your hands but you'll also avoid working in hazardous workplaces where you can get burnt, suffer vision damage or electric shock, or inhale poisonous gases at any moment. Welding is a dangerous job and one you should be aware of all dangers before undertaking a welding career where you might not come home.