Welding tips

Are you using the correct welding tool?

Different types of electrodes are suited for different types of manufacturing. Using the correct electrode is vital for a good welding result. On our website you can find information about the majority of the electrodes that we produce. To achieve the best possible result with a Forsstrom machine, it is important to use an electrode that is intended for the specific product that you intend to make.

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Invest in training!

Training and knowledge improve the quality of the end product. Ensure that your operators are motivated and qualified for their tasks. Forsstrom’s HF Demo Center offers skill-enhancing training courses in welding technique. The length and content of each course can to a great extent be adapted to suit your particular requirements.

Read more about the training courses that we offer at Forsstrom’s HF Demo Center.

Better safe than sorry!

When you are experiencing burns from welding, we suggest that you reduce your power by 20% and add 20% to your welding time – this can help you reduce or eliminate further burns.

No shine, please!

Digital graphic welded applications sometimes are left with an unwanted shininess produced by the contact patch under the electrode. To avoid this, try covering the part of table where the electrode welds with plain white masking tape.

Does the material stick to the welding electrode?

If you are welding with a standard electrode and you are experiencing material sticking to the electrode, remove the electrode from the electrode holder and, while standing away from the machine, spray the electrode surface generously with silicone (end user’s approval is necessary). Then rub the electrode surface with a dry cloth. This should stop the material from sticking to the electrode. Repeat the procedure when necessary.