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AWS Launches the 2022 Practical Guide to Welding Fume Control

from our trusted supplier Australian Welding Supplies. After the overwhelming positive feedback received from the welding industry after we launched The Practical Guide to Welding Fume Control in 2021, AWS has decided to launch a bigger and better version in 2022 to give workplaces even clearer and more practical advice that can help to keep welding fume exposure to an acceptable level. So what's new in the 2022 Practical Guide? A more detailed look at the individual chemicals found within welding fume (health effects, exposure limits etc.) A deeper dive

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WIA – New Look. Same Reliable Product.

WIA are excited to announce that WIA Austarc electrodes now have a fresh new look. The packaging has changed, but rest assured everything in the box remains the same. Since 1962, they’ve been manufactured with the highest quality raw materials and provide easier, cleaner, stronger, better quality welds. And after 60 years on the market they are still the brand of choice for Australian welding operators. Check out more information from our valued partner WIA here. You can shop online for WIA products or call us now on 1800 AIT KEN (248 536) for all your we

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Cigweld – 100 Years of Cigweld

Congratulations to our friends at Cigweld on their 100th Anniversary this year. Here is a nice little read about the company: 100 Years of CIGWELD. CIGWELD is an iconic Australian brand embedded in Australian history (CIG, MUREX, EMF, JB ARNOLD, COMOX, Australian Oxygen and Industrial Gases) and has been part of the welding industry for 100 Years (Est. 1922). The journey of CIGWELD began in Australia on June 1st 1922 in Melbourne as JB Arnold; a manufacturing company specialising in gas welding and spray-painting equipment where the well-known C

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UNIMIG – Troubleshooting Your Weld – The 12 Most Common Problems & How to Fix Them

Originally posted by UNIMIG here When you’re learning a new skill or face a new situation, you’re probably going to run into some issues while you get a handle on it. That’s fine. Being able to identify what the problem is and knowing how to remedy it can save you a lot of head-scratching and frustration. We’ll cover the most common problems you might encounter when welding, teach you how to recognise them and help fix or prevent them in the future. Porosity What is it and what does it look like? Porosity occurs when elements in the atmosphere are absorbed int

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UNIMIG – 9 Tips & Tricks to Improve Your STICK Welding

Stick welding, while not the hardest form of welding to learn, can still be difficult at times. Getting an arc to ignite on the first try is absolutely a skill, and not everyone can do it. Starting an arc isn’t the only tricky part of stick welding, so if you’re looking to improve your welding, give these tips and tricks a try. https://www.youtube.com/embed/03KeLl9h1F8 1. Current settings There are two parts to the current settings: polarity and amperage. The good news is that getting the correct settings for both of these is fairly easy, given that they’re li

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Binzel – How to remove and prevent weld spatter

A great article by Florian Görlitz regarding weld splatter can be found on the Binzel blog here. Aitken Welding Supplies can help with all your genuine Binzel products. Call our visit our branches today to find out more! Practical tips for welding: How to remove and prevent weld spatter Anti-spatter spray, anti-spatter liquids, anti-spatter fluid and more You have to break an egg to make an omelet. Especially with MIG/MAG welding, weld spatter occurs, which can already be heard from afar. With this crackling small metal droplets are created that are hur

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Weldclass – Chosing the right TIG torch

Here's an article from Weldclass helping you with your TIG choices. https://www.weldclass.com.au/blog/76-tig-torch-selection-guide-chosing-the-right-tig-torch Save time with this simple and straight-forward guide to help you chose the right TIG torch for your welding machine. Fast, easy & no confusing mumbo-jumbo! 1. Valved or Switched Does your welder have a gas outlet / fitting on the front of the machine ? No - you will need a valved torch. Go to 2 ⇓ Yes - you will need a torch with trigger switch. Go to 3 ⇓

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Elliotts Leg Protection

Here's something we don't always think about. You have your nice flame design helmet, you have you sturdy trusty gloves, high viz shirt, steel cap boots...but what about your legs? Our friends at Elliotts have this quick guide to help you decide on leg protection for you and your workers. Selecting The Right Welding Gear To Protect Legs Are you looking for additional protection for your legs on your next welding job? At Elliotts, we understand that some jobs require additional protection for yourself and/or your workers. We offer an extensive range of gea

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3M SPEEDGLAS – WELDING SAFETY WHITE PAPERS

AUSTRALIAN WELDING SUPPLIES are one of the leaders in the field of welding safety. They where established in 1994 as the sole agent for the 3m Speedglas Welding Equipment brand in Australia and New Zealand. They have taken it upon themselves to raise awareness of a very important issue that welders face. Of course, Aitken Welding Supplies can provide you with all your welding safety needs, including 3M/AWS products. Simply call or drop in to your local branch to get a price or inspect some quality safety products including Speedglas 9100 welding helmets, PAPR helmets, upgr

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Speedglas 3M Adflo Upgrade Promos! Limited stock!

For Existing Adflo PAPR Customers... The Speedglas G5-01 Helmet Upgrade Kit (part no. 611130) allows existing Adflo customers to connect the new G5-01 headtop to their existing Adflo PAPR unit.And now... with each G5-01 Upgrade Kit you order, we'll throw in a FREE Speedglas G5-01 Heavy Duty Carry Bag (part no. 790105) worth $229 RRP AND a FREE Speedglas Bluetooth Drink Bottle worth $104 RRP!! For Customers Who Own a Speedglas 9100 Non-Respiratory Helmet... For existing Speedglas 9100 non-respiratory customers, the most economical way to upgrade to powered air