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General Information on TIG and MIG Welders

There are many processes in manufacturing, and one of which include welding, this process is a very important process at the same time it involves a lot of risk, so all the essential precautionary measures has to be taken for safe welding. Welding seems to be a simple process which just joins two materials together using a series of heat or pressure, but it is not so, it’s a very dangerous process. Welder equipments are used to link two metals, which are generally used in the production of automobiles, bridges, buildings, air craft’s, trains and so on. Manufacturing industry understood the importance of welding and introduced all the latest technology in welding in order to improve the standards of welding.

There are various types of process, each one is used for different purposes and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the welding methods are arc welding, TIG, MIG and plasma cutting.TIG is the short form of gas tungsten metal arc, in this type of tungsten electrode is used to produce the weld, where thin sections of stainless steel and non ferrous metals can be welded. Whereas in MIG aluminum and non ferrous materials can be welded, MIG is an automatic process which is mostly preferred for its speed and adaptability. Plasma arc uses plasma gas and has slender diffusion with better energy concentration.


MIG is a very simple way of welding, but it needs a lot of good practice to carry out such kind of welding, with all the essential tools and proper experience, one can perform the best quality welds at ease with the help of MIG welding machines.

They are typically used to link aluminum and other metals, generally softer metals. MIG welding is used where high flow of power is not required and the sheets to weld are of around one eight of an inch thickness, if you want to weld thicker sheets you can use something with higher voltage.

These equipments are obtained in various sizes and different voltages. MIG is well known for its quality performance, and is priced cost effectively as well.


The short form TIG stands for tungsten inert gas. In TIG, it’s important to set up a good electrical contact between the tungsten and collet. This way, current transfer and weld quality can be better. TIG welding is one of the finest techniques for welding and manipulating aluminum, though TIG welding is incredibly high priced. One of the major advantages to a TIG welder is its elevated amperage which helps greater thickness of metal to be welded, amongst other advantages relating to the purity of the metal, cleaning etc., even this is considered.

A Load Cell and Its Applications

A load cell is a transducer. It’s a mechanical electrical component used in various industries. Application field varies from personal health care to large scale / heavy scale manufacturing industries. It is also used in automation and security systems.

When ever the load is applied the sensing element changes its shape depending upon the stress, tension or compression developed. There are various types like capacitance or strain gauge based.

In modern market strain gauge based load cells are widely used.The working depends upon Wheatstones’ bridge circuit. This circuit when invented didn’t use strain gauge. When under load, force or pressure the resistance in strain gauges change and also the flow of current. So we can conclude that load or force applied is converted into change in resistance and thus it is called as transducer. The change in resistance is directly proportional to the applied force or load or pressure. To make the physical force or load human readable we need electronic circuit system which is calibrated to show equivalent current change to load proportion. The electronic circuit should be calibrated properly to show actual force or weight applied.

The load cell has found various applications:-

  1. Security system.
  2. Weighing scales.
  3. Personal scales.
  4. Defence Industry.
  5. Laboratory weighing equipments.
  6. Pharma Industries.
  7. Industrial Automation.
  8. Tank or Silo weighing.
  9. Pressure sensing of fluids.
  10. Material testing.
  11. Construction Industry to test the strength of pillars and base of the building and many more endless applications.

Capacitance based cells are also available but are bit complicated to manufacture. Strain gauges are easily available from manufacturers and are also cheaper than capacitance sensors, so nowadays strain gauge based cells are widely used.

B2B Online Trading Tips for Apparel and Fashion Buyers

The apparel and fashion industry is one of the most growing industries in the world. Be it kid’s, men, or women apparels, uniforms and unisex apparels, fashion and apparel segment rules the industry. Apart from being fashionable and glamorous this industry requires all types of online and offline skills to keep going and to stay on top.

Nowadays, presence on the B2B marketplace helps the fashion and wholesale clothing to reach different segments of society irrespective of the geographical limitations and bridge a gap between clothing manufacturers and a potential buyer.

In order to have a smooth sailing through a B2B channel, here are some security tips that every buyer should keep in mind while conducting a trade with a supplier:

Identification check of the Supplier And Company:

The best way to check the authenticity and to reduce the risk of fraud while trading online is to conduct proper due-diligence before entering into any transaction. Although B2B marketplace is an easy medium to get connected with the relevant suppliers, lack of in person meetings to carry out business makes it necessary to conduct proper research before setting up any trading relations with the supplier.

Here are some steps to reduce the risk of supplier’s fraud:

A complete company profile consists of information which can be both verified and unverified. Here are few must follow steps to know the authenticity of a supplier:

Company Name along with city and province

Business type: If its manufacturer it means that the supplier is only selling products it manufactures. Manufactures are equipped and trained in specific production lines because of which they are highly specialized in their specific product line.

Trading Companies: There are some trading companies, which are independent while others own, or are owned by a manufacturing company. Although everybody tries to avoid the middleman, there are many companies in world which export their produce using Trading companies. Here is where trading companies play an important role. There can be some companies which offer no added value and dealing with those suppliers will only raise your costs.

Checking the quality of the product

It is said that a good manufacturer is not the one who is completely free of quality issues but the one who is constantly monitoring the quality during productions. Make sure that the supplier guarantees you to get back to you on time if the clothing purchase turns out to be defective and should have a proper system in place for how to manage the quality issues of clothing material. According to ISO compliance a product requires more than having a quick check before they are packed and shipped. Every supplier is required to inspect the raw materials and components before production, set up inspections during production and does a final supervision after production.

Garment Sampling

Apparel and clothing samples are very important and are meant to be developed, tested before starting the bulk production. Sampling is one of the main processes in apparel and fashion industry and plays a vital role when doing business online. As buyer place the final orders only after verifying the quality of samples.

The sample decides the ability and perfection of an exporter on how he carries out the business. It helps the buyer to judge the exporter and the organisation he belongs. If the samples are of good quality and at a reasonable price, it will naturally attract the buyers to place the order.

Doing business on a B2B portal can be a relatively new frontier but if not negotiated strategically can result in added costs and extra work hours for both a manufacturer as well as a buyer.