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Six Safety Tips For Using Metal Fabrication Tools

By |2019-04-08T11:27:50+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tips|

In most of the heavy industries, injuries are very common. Dealing with metals is one of the integral parts if heavy industries. Metal fabrication is one of the processes that is prone to a lot of injuries. There are possibilities that it might affect things in a very bad way. This is why people are advised to take all the safety precautions while working with metals. No matter how skilled you are, there are a lot of possibilities that you will get hurt while working. In this article, we will see some of the safety tips while using metal fabrication tools.

Proper training

The first and the most important thing that you need to have is a proper training before getting into action. It is not something where you can learn things with trial and error method. As mentioned earlier one simple and small mistake it all it takes to turn your life upside down. So do not be lethargic about it. It is mandatory that anyone who is working gets proper training. The training would have given the required practice to handle the equipment and be safe. Fabrication

Inspecting tools

Metal fabrication is a procedure that requires a lot of tools. It is important that the tools need to be of the finest quality. Hence before using the tools, it is important that the quality of the tools need to be checked. Poor quality tools not just slows down the work, it can also create some accidents. Even the screw tightness matters a lot. Do not take things easy while inspecting the tools. Make it a point to inspect them with the fullest concentration so that a lot of accidents can be avoided.

Precaution

Being attentive and giving the fullest concentration is the key to having a successful metal fabrication process. There are a lot of precautions that need to be taken before getting into action. Some of the mandatory things that need to be done are wearing gloves, removing all kinds of jewelry, wearing loose clothes and so on. People who are getting into this field should be aware of the fact that sheet metals get very hot during the procedures and hence they need to a lot careful to avoid all kinds of heat injuries. Protective gloves and boots are a must in this work.
 

Tool usage

Most of the injuries in metal fabrication while using hand tools. We all know that missing the concentration for just a second will cause a huge accident. Your experience and expertise in the field will not help when it comes to this. The only way is to use the proper protection while using the tools.

Handling products

Handling the products is one of the important aspects of the metal fabrication process. Product handling refers to the handling of materials, tools and all the other things that are involved in the process. There is a specific way that every tool needs to be handled. If not it will cause unwanted issues. So make sure that every product is handled properly.

Three Types Of Welding Machines

By |2019-04-08T11:28:46+00:00April 1st, 2019|Types|

Welding is the process of joining two metal pieces by heating them. It is a process that is used in various industries. There are different types of welding methods that are followed in different industries. In this article, we will see the three types of welding machines.

Spot welders

Spot welders are the welding machines that commonly used in the garages to repair vehicles. Their mechanism is very simple. They work more like a staple gun. There are two copper electrodes that are placed on the layered metal sheets. The electricity flows through these copper sheets, but it does not flow in steel or aluminum. The friction from the metal because of the resistance produces the heat. The heat melts that metal and the sheets are fused together. The welding from the spot welders is very solid. Spot welders are used in garages. You can see these welding spots in the cars that are used to connect the parts. Spot welding

Brazing Welders

The brazing welders are also called as MIG welders. Some people also call them a hot glue gun. The MIG welders fuse two metal pieces by butting them together. The electrode is clamped to the metal that you are working. The machine feeds a steady wire through the gun which goes onto the metal. In this situation, the wire serves as a second electrode. It forms an electrical arc between the metals. It creates a pool that fuses the metal together. This welding method is also called as gas metal arc welding. In this procedure, a gas called the shielding gas is produced from the gun. It is called as the protecting gas because it protects the welding from being contaminated by the external source. There are a lot of advantages in using the MIG welding process. Some of them are
  • Lightweight gun
The welding gun that is used in the MIG welding process weighs very less when compared to other welding guns in various procedures. Hence it makes the welding process very simple and very easy. Push torch
  • Push/pull torch
A push/pull torch comes in handy by adding a pulling force to create tension which drastically reduces the chances of buckling. It is very useful because when thin wire is used to weld metals like aluminum, there are possibilities that it might buckle. Push/pull torch eliminates it completely.
  • Soft start
The soft start one of the newest features that you will find in the latest welding equipment. Rather than giving high-intensity feeds, in the beginning, it gradually increases the intensity which gives a very smooth start. Stud welders

Stud welders

As the name stated, a stud welder is the one that is used to weld studs to a piece of metal. The two metals are joined together by forming an arc between their surfaces. In this process the stud in melted and when it cools the bond is formed. Stud welders are mostly used for dent repairs.