Dave Dowley, Author at IBS Engineering Supplies & Innovative Solutions

Arc Welding

Arc Welding

Arc Welding – Tips and Tricks When you are arc welding, or any form of welding, always wear proper protective clothing. Arc rays will burn your skin and the damage you sustain is going to be compounded in time. Skin cancers are a common, long term problem with people who don’t wear long sleeves. A […]

Welding Tips – The Earth Lead

Welding Tips: Episode 1  – The Earth Lead Irrespective of which welding process we are taking about, one thing that will give you more grief than pretty much anything else is a bad earth which is why I’m starting here.  Keep in mind we are talking about an electrical circuit and if you put any […]

Thoriated Electrodes

Previously, all Tig welding was performed by using 1 of 2 types of electrodes: Thoriated for DC welding of steel, stainless steel, copper, brass etc and Zirconiated for AC welding of aluminium. Over the past 15 years or so, studies have been made regarding the use of Thorium in DC welding electrodes.  Thorium is a […]