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    What's New — Welding Facts

    5 Facts About Welding That You Probably Didn’t Know

    1. Over 50% of all man-made products rely on welding to create them! From cars, buildings, computers to mobile phones, the world really does rely on welding!

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    2. The current world record for underwater dry welding was set in 1990, at 1075 feet deep. The world record for an underwater wet weld however is almost double that, at a whopping 2000 feet!

    Underwater Welding


    3. Working within the Australian workplace exposure standards for general welding fume (5 mg/m3), a fulltime welder may inhale up to 11 grams of welding fume, a classified carcinogen, every year!

    Welding Fume Test Tube

    Read more about Welding Fume with the Welding Fume White Paper!


    4. The average welder spends 85% of their life welding. This includes time at work, preparing for it, looking for it, commuting to it and most importantly drinking beers to recover from it!

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    5. Roughly 950 man-hours are spent on welding and fabricating a NASCAR! Hundreds of parts are hand-cut, welded and machined!

    3M Racecar

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