All about Welding and the Different Equipment and Supplies Designed For Welding Welding is basically defined as the process for the purpose of sculptural and fabrication, and this can be done by joining together the various kinds of materials, like thermoplastics or metals through 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. Welding can be performed in different environments such as in the outer space, in an open air and even, under water, and the different kinds of energy sources that can be used for welding are ultrasound, friction, gas flame, electric arc, laser, and electron beam. The different methods or types of welding that are more modernized and commonly practiced by the welders up to this day and age, includes the robot welding, the GMAW or gas metal arc welding, 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, and the laser beam welding. Welding is definitely a dangerous practice, which is why the practitioners or hobbyist called as welders, should be knowledgeable with the different precautions that may be hazardous to their health and they can prevent or avoid these hazards, like inhalation of poisonous fumes and gases, electric shock, burns, exposure to intense ultraviolet radiation, and vision damage. 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 different kinds of equipment used by the welder as they perform welding includes gas cylinders, stick welders, welding tables, welding wire and electrodes, welding cart, welding cabinet, torch kit with tanks, gauge regulator, fiberglass welding blanket, cutters, and torches. There are a lot of manufacturers of the welding gears and equipment, and the people who wants to find the best one available in their area can locate them through the use of the internet, through the print ads published by the company, or through the recommendations of fellow welders and colleagues.