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From choosing the right consumables to selecting the right gases for your application, finding and knowing the right welding and cutting resources will help improve your process.

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Welding and cutting requires a strong understanding of the process as well as gases, consumables, safe gas handling and much more. Airgas is here to help you quickly find the important technical resources you need to improve your process and can provide expertise for any application.

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Welding and Cutting Safety

There are several sources of standards and guidelines to follow when welding and cutting. Wherever possible, follow all the appropriate standards including: ANSI, AWS, OSHA, NEMA and others. Become trained on the equipment you will be using and read the owner’s manual before using any piece of welding or cutting equipment.

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Welding and Cutting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Keeping your workers safe on the job is the most important consideration. From head to toe, there are many PPE items required to ensure safe working conditions: from head, eye, hearing and respiratory protection, to hand and protective workwear.

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Arc Welding Processes

Arc welding processes use a power supply to create and maintain an electric arc between an electrode and the base material to melt metals. Examples include: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW or Stick), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW or MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW or TIG) and Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW).

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Oxy-fuel Welding Processes

Joining work pieces by heating them to a high enough temperature (using oxygen and fuel gas), produces a shared pool of molten metal that fuses the pieces together.

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MRO Supplies for Cutting and Welding

Getting a smooth finished product is the goal of many jobs. The tools and methods to achieve a smooth finish to a work piece include abrasives, brushes, flap discs, burrs and more.

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Cutting Processes

Every cutting process has particular benefits and shortcomings that you should take into account before deciding on a cutting method. Air-carbon arc cutting, laser, plasma and oxy-fuel are just some of the options.

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