What Makes a Great Welder?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Welding is an essential part of manufacturing and repair. Despite its prevalence in industry, welding is not an easy skill to master. In fact, it takes many years of training and experience to develop a high degree of proficiency as a welder. So what makes a great welder?


“Safety First” is more than just a slogan for a great welder, but is instead a daily practice. A great welder takes his or her own safety seriously, as well as the safety of co-workers or customers. Neglecting safety, whether on the job site or in the work product, can have disastrous consequences.


A skilled welder needs to have exceptional concentration and must pay careful attention to details. On smaller parts, the area to be welded may be extremely small. On larger projects, careful attention to detail is necessary to guarantee a strong and reliable product.


Welding is physically demanding work. A great welder has good dexterity to move around as needed, as well as good hand-eye coordination. Welding requires being able work precisely in a variety of environments.


Proficiency as a welder requires considerable knowledge. A great welder needs to have a wide base of knowledge in metallurgy, welding techniques, tools, and equipment. A lack of knowledge in any of these areas will limit a welder.


A great welder is also skilled at reading blueprints or plans. Manufacturing requires precise assembly, and a skilled welder is able to correctly read and follow the blueprints for any project.

Lowrance Machine has been serving our customer’s needs for manufactured molds and machined products for more than 50 years. Whether you need something repaired or new products manufactured, Lowrance Machine has great welders to handle the job. Contact us today at 281-449-6525 to learn more about our services or to request a quote on your project.