Do Welders Have to Go to School for Welding?

If it is made of metal, it has been welded. From buildings and bridges to cars and planes, welding is an integral part of our economy. While we don’t always notice every weld behind the walls or under the hood, welding helps keep us safe and improves our quality of life. Welding is integral in

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How Long is Welding Training and What Can I Expect?

The country needs more welders. Apparently communities across the United States are suffering from a shortage of welders, and it’s affecting the bottom lines of long list of industries: manufacturing, construction, ship and boat building, industrial maintenance and repair. All of these industries (and more) are in desperate need of individuals who have the skills,

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What is Maritime Welding and Why is it Important in Hampton Roads?

Maritime welding is a process that produces coalescence of material by heating them to its welding temperature, with or without application of pressure or use of filler metal. Maritime welding can be performed both offshore and/or at the docks during the shipbuilding processes. Modern welding techniques are employed in shipbuilding. Before, welding ships were being

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How do I Get Certified in Welding in Hampton Roads?

Welding is an excellent career choice for individuals who enjoy working with their hands and aren’t afraid of heat and sparks. This job depends on a high level of skills, knowledge, and good eye-hand coordination. Welding is a part of everything from aircraft frames, buildings, trains to bridges. The stability and strength of structures made

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How Many Hours do Welders Work a Day in Hampton Roads?

The USS Gerald R. Ford is an aircraft carrier unlike any other. According to the U.S. Navy, the ship can carry the military’s most sophisticated aircraft. It produces enough electricity to allow it to remain at sea longer than any of its predecessors. It has unmatched warfighting capabilities and is engineered to do more to

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