All about Welding and the Different Equipment and Supplies Designed For Welding Welding is defined as the process which can either be for fabrication or sculptural purposes, that may function by joining various materials like metals or thermoplastics together by producing fusion. The process of welding starts by melting the base metal and a filler material is being added to the joint to form the weld pool or a pool of molten material, and once it cools it forms a joint that is more stronger than the material used as its base. The various sources of energy that can be used in the process of welding are electron beam, ultrasound, friction, gas flame, electric arc, and laser, and welding can be performed or done in different environments, like under water, in the outer space, or in an open air. There are a lot of different types or methods of welding, and some of the most commonly used and modernized methods are the GTAW or gas tungsten arc welding, the SMAW or shielded metal arc welding, the oxy-fuel welding, the ERW or electric resistance welding, the ESW or electroslag welding, the SAW or submerged arc welding, the FCAW or flux-cored arc welding, electron beam welding, the MPW or magnetic pulse welding, friction stir welding, laser beam welding, robot welding, and the GMAW or gas metal arc welding. Performing welding is considered as a very dangerous and hazardous process or practice, and the practitioner of such process or the welders should be skilled and knowledgeable of the precautions required in the said process, for this can help them to avoid exposure to intense ultraviolet radiation, vision damage, inhalation of poisonous fumes and gases, electric shock and burns. A welder are advised to wear the various safety gears designed to protect them from any hazardous elements as they perform the process of welding, and that includes welding jackets that can protect the welder from sparks, blobs of molten metal, and welding slag; welding helmet, safety glasses or welding googles for the eyes, welding gloves that can protect the hands of the welders while holding any welding equipment, and welding boots that can protect the feet of the welders. The most common equipment used in welding are stick welders, welding tables, welding wire and electrodes, welding cart, welding cabinet, torch kit with tanks, gauge regulator, fiberglass welding blanket, cutters, torch, gas cylinders, and many more. A lot of manufacturers and distributors of the various welding gears and equipment can be found in every parts of the world, and the best companies can be located through the company’s print ads and commercial websites.