As any skilled professional can tell you, it’s important to constantly improve your knowledge if you’re to become an expert. Welding requires skill and knowledge of metallurgy, geometry, electrical, design, and more.
There are a lot of great resources out there, many of them I have referenced before on this blog: The Fabricator Magazine, Lincoln Electric’s website, Miller’s website, ESAB’s website, Hobart’s website, Arc-Zone.com’s Welding Library, The American Welding Society, and Edison Welding Institute to name a few.
Of course you can buy welding books (Arc-Zone.com carries a nice selection!) You should also consider signing up for manufacturers’ newsletters. Although they are obviously plugging their own products, they offer a wealth of information that you can download or print out for your own welding library. Here’s a few to get you started: