Karl Hoes

Welding Instructor
The Lincoln Electric Co.
22801 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44117

Phone: 888-935-3876

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Don’t underestimate MIG welding skills

October 29, 2014 | By Karl Hoes

Plenty of welding training programs start with gas metal arc welding, or MIG welding, because it’s fairly easy to start laying a pretty consistent bead—under very simple and consistent conditions. As a result, most people look at gas tungsten arc welding, or TIG welding, with its need to use both hands while simultaneously operating a foot pedal, as a more complicated welding process. In a large-scale metal fabricating operation’s world, those people would be wrong.

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Tackling thin aluminum with GTAW for the first time - TheFabricator.com

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Tackling thin aluminum with GTAW for the first time

December 5, 2013 | By Karl Hoes

A welder tackling gas tungsten arc welding of thin aluminum for the first time might find it more difficult, but in reality, it's just different from the gas metal arc welding that he or she originally learned. Following these guidelines can help the welder make a smooth transition into thin aluminum welding.

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