> Welding Basics > Welding Health & Safety
Get an overview of what welding is, learn about key terms, and understand the basics of this important industrial technology.

 What is Welding? 

 Building Information Modeling

The welding industry has a long track record of health and safety, based on the development of guidelines for safe welding practices and extensive welder training programs.

 Welding Safety

> Welding Industry Background > Welding Science and Technology
Welding is the most economical and efficient way to join metals permanently. It is the only way of joining two or more pieces of metal to make them act as a single piece.

 Vision for Welding

Welding ranks high among industrial processes and involves more sciences than those involved in any other industrial process.

 Underwater Welding

> Welding Materials & Other Consumables > Welding History
Welding involves a variety of different inputs and basic materials. Learn about the key components that make up a range of welding consumables.

 Machines and Other Welding Equipment

Welding can trace its historic development back to ancient times. The earliest examples come from the Bronze Age.

 History of Welding

> Welding & the Economy > Welding Rod Litigation
Welding is vital to our economy. It is often said that over 50% of the gross national product of the U.S.A. is related to welding in one way or another.

 Welding Related Expenditures…

Background materials about manganese-related welding rod litigation, relevant news articles and other related information.

 Tox-FAQs for Manganese