All about Welding and the Different Equipment and Supplies Designed For Welding The term welding is referring to the process which is designed for sculptural or fabrication purposes, and by producing fusion, it will join together different kinds of materials, like thermoplastics or metals together. Welding typically begins by melting the material used as the base, then the filler material will be added to the joint which may result to the formation of the weld pool or pool of molten materials, and as this materials cools down, it will form a joint that tends to be 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. There are a lot of different types or methods of welding, and some of the most commonly used and modernized methods are 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, laser beam welding, robot welding, and the GMAW or gas metal arc welding. Welding is recognized as a very hazardous process and the welders or the people who practices welding should be knowledgeable of the precautions required in welding, which can help them to prevent or avoid electric shock, burns, exposure to intense ultraviolet radiation, vision damage, and inhalation of poisonous fumes and gases. The most common safety gears that needs to be worn by the welders while performing the process of welding, includes safety glasses or welding googles for their eyes, welding gloves that can protect the hands of the welders while holding any welding equipment, welding boots that can protect the feet of the welders, and welding jackets that can protect the welder from sparks, welding slag and blobs of molten metal; and welding helmet for their head and hair. 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.