A welding helmet is one of the most important pieces of personal protective equipment a welder can have. A good helmet protects the eyes and skin not only from severe sparks but also from potentially vision-damaging ultraviolet and infrared rays emitted by the arc. As one of the most visible pieces of safety attire, a welding helmet, in addition to offering necessary … [Read more...] about Are cheap welding helmets any good?
There are many things about the welding process that can be very hazardous to your eyes. Starting with the welding process itself, ultraviolet and infrared rays are emitted not just from the welding arc but also from the molten metal. And, both UV and IR are extremely hazardous to your eyes. However, what is more, likely to be more dangerous for a welder's eyes is debris from … [Read more...] about Does welding ruin your eyes?
Welding is the process of fusing things together, usually metals, with high heat. This can be used on small projects such as furniture and work all the way up to constructing bridges. Regardless of the project, the process of welding is incredibly dangerous. Welding uses intense heat that emits harmful ultraviolet light. Check Out Sheet metal fabrication … [Read more...] about How do I know if my welding helmet is working?
Keeping your welding helmet & respirator well maintained has great health and financial benefits! You'll find your helmet will always be comfortable, perform at it's best, and you're unlikely to experience downtime in having to repair or replace your helmet. Proper maintenance is really just giving your welding helmet a good clean after use, storing it in a clean place, and … [Read more...] about How long does a welding helmet last?
A welding helmet is usually worn when the welder needs to perform arc welding applications such as shielded arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding. To prevent a nasty condition called the arc eye where the cornea is inflamed, welding helmets must be worn. Melbourne sheet metal fabrication - Austgen Helms also make sure your retina doesn’t … [Read more...] about Is it important to wear a welding mask?