Practical Welding Today®

July/August 2012

Practical Welding Today® was created to fill a void in the industry for hands-on information, real-world applications, and down-to-earth advice for welders. No other welding magazine fills the need for this kind of practical information. Subscriptions are free to qualified welding professionals in North America.


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Selected articles from the July/August 2012 issue available online:

Welding fascination leads to spinoff writing career - TheFabricator.com

Welding fascination leads to spinoff writing career

July 23, 2012

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Author Frank Marlow recently sat down with Practical Welding Today® to discuss his new book, which was released in March.

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Plasma gouging: It’s a gash - TheFabricator.com

Plasma gouging: It’s a gash

July 23, 2012

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More welders are realizing the benefits of using plasma technology to perform gouging in heavy industrial applications where versatility, speed, and safety are important.

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Making safety a priority - TheFabricator.com

Making safety a priority

July 16, 2012

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Welders are exposed to a number of hazards in the shop every day. Because of the inherent dangers that a welding environment can pose, it’s important that you, the welder, in conjunction with shop management, exercise a commitment to personal protection at all times. Carelessness can lead to preventable injury, costing you time away from work or much worse. Ask yourself these three questions to make sure safety is a priority for you and in your workplace.

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The gravity of one weld instructor - TheFabricator.com

The gravity of one weld instructor

July 10, 2012

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Jaime Shaker, head instructor at Calumet Welding Center, is driven and tough. His goal is to push each student to strive for excellence and reject the notion that good enough is good enough.

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