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How It Works: The Hot Process of Welding

Knowledge is Power! That’s the age-old saying. And we are firm believers that the more you learn the better your quality of life will be. It has been proven that we, as a species, crave education. We thirst for knowledge. And it is this drive within us that has led our species to advance to the staggerings hights we have!

And while there are some out there that would like to think they know everything, we know that there is always more to learn! And, if you have clicked this article, it seems you think like us. So, join us as we take a look at a few topics that you might be curious about, but never thought to look into. And together we will discover How It Works!

 

Welding

Everyone has seen the image of the Hot-Rod greasers welding their rides. Or watched as Iron Man welds an arc-reactor onto an underwater pipe in the Avengers. But how exactly does Welding actually work? How do two completely separate sections of metal suddenly become one solid mass? And is it possible to join two pieces of metal without a welder?

Let’s start with the basics. What is Welding?

Welding is the process of using intense streams of heat to melt metals and fuse them together. Seems simple right? But it has a lot more complexity to it than it first seems.

In movies and TV shows you always see someone go at a slab of metal with a welding torch and instantly connect it to something else. But, in actuality, there is a third key component needed for this. A welding rod. This rod is made of a different kind of metal and is melted down across a specialized strip of wire, held between the two pieces of metal. The melted rod cools around the wire and between the metal, thus connecting it into a solid mass. It is the electrode wire that gives welded seems that rigged appearance.

 

Without Welding

Welding is a powerful process that can strengthen structures immensely. Once the sections of metal are joined together they become stronger, more resilient. This is great for large scale construction. Welded metal also provides more security. A welded structure is often a sealed unit. This is great for cars and other objects that have delicate internal mechanisms in need of protection.

But welding isn’t the only way of attaching metal together, it is simply the only method that can turn the separate pieces into one object. Other methods include using rivets, which are simply massive bolts that are injected through the metal by a powerful machine. The force of the rivet entering is so strong it creates a perfectly tight seal. Removing an object that has been riveted is no easy task.

Another common method is to use industrial hot glue. This glue is designed to melt when superheated and them reform between the sheets of metal. This glue isn’t like the glue you can buy at a craft store. This glue is essentially unbreakable.

The Saftey

Welding is an extremely cool, and physically hot process! Visually it is very fascinating. Watching metal melt and form into one is incredible. But it is also very dangerous and should only be carried out by trained professionals who know exactly what they are doing.

Welding torches and arc-welders reach staggering heats. The melting point of most metals is anywhere between 400 degrees to 900 degrees. Those heats would cause irreparable damage to a human body. So stay safe and do not try welding at home!

 

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5 Great Tips to Maximize your Brands Online Exposure

In this day and age online exposure has become a critical factor towards your businesses success, brands that don’t cater towards an online audience are faltering compared to those that make use of the advertising platform available who are more likely to succeed. Obviously having an online presence is not the only factor to consider but there is no denying that it has the opportunity to bring a lot of revenue into your direction. By using the advancements in technology and the increase in internet use you really can give your brand a boost by making some very small changes.

 

Website

For those of you that are not already online, I would urge you to set up some form of website or social media page immediately. There are so many ways you can allow yourself to be seen online and it doesn’t have to be through a dedicated website that can cost money to run. Taking advantage of the many social media outlets and setting up a Facebook or Instagram page for free can be a good way to boost your brand’s exposure. Having a page allows your customers to leave reviews, allows you to advertise and is a great way to be more hands on with your valued customers. By showing your great customer service skills your brand is sure to grow in popularity causing an increase in revenue.

Contacts

A great piece of advice that can be applied to many aspects of the business world would be to hold on to any valuable contacts you may collect. Having a solid contacts list is vital for situations where you require advice within your business. Maintaining a solid rapport with contacts can be valuable in the future when it comes to seeking out reliable advertising companies or website designers which help boost your online presence.

Advertising

As previously mentioned, advertising effectively is a great way to boost your brand’s online exposure as it sends your brand’s message and shows potential customers what you are offering. By using an online platform your adverts can reach a worldwide audience very quickly.

SEO

For those of you who are looking to build upon a brand’s existing online appeal , you may choose to take advantage of the many SEO service companies that exist today. Search Engine Optimization refers to the process where changes are made to your online pages so that they are more likely to feature higher up on the search engine, doing this in turn increases the amount of traffic on your website so that more people are viewing your business.

Customer Relation

A final point that not only increases your brand’s online exposure but increases your general exposure would have to be the amount of effort you put in with customer service. The classic business mantra can also be applied in an online environment. If you ensure that customers cannot fault the level of service from your company they are more likely to leave genuine positive reviews for people to see online.

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