Welding

Welding

Acetylene: the Swiss Army Knife of fuel gases

Acetylene is one of the most versatile gases for welding and related processes. We look at what it can do… Few people realise just how versatile acetylene is as a fuel for welding, preheating and cutting metals. What is acetylene? Many people will know of, and use,...

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7 ways to promote your welding company on social media

‘Using social media? There aren’t enough hours in the day!’ Is that what you’re thinking? Well, yes, social media does require effort but, used effectively, it is time well spent as others have found. Back in 2015, a LinkedIn survey of over 450 SMEs found 93% used...

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Welding skills shortages – light on the horizon

Good news from Hartwell Manufacturing in West Yorkshire. Concerned by the shortage of new welding talent, the company set up its own training centre at their Wakefield factory last year. Now, six months later, 10 of the students have been offered apprenticeships by...

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BOC’s guide to welding safety helmets

It’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28, we take a look at why welding safety helmets are a critical piece of personal protective equipment. Safety is a major concern for BOC both that of our customers and employees – and it’s an issue we’re working...

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Are you using the right shielding gases?

As competition continues to tighten, finding some extra margin in any element of your business becomes ever more important. One approach is to rethink your processes. Could something used for one purpose bring benefits in other ways? For example, look at your...

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Welding data headaches. Time to go digital?

Are you under ever-increasing compliance pressure such as EN1090, just to remain competitive? Do issues such as weld traceability and maintenance of welder qualifications eat into your working day? The gathering, storage and access to data about your welding processes...

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Winning welds

Get inspired by these winning welds from our recent social media competition #WeldwithBOC

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