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There's An App For That - 2 Welding Apps to Download Now!

3 Welding Apps to Download Now

In today's society there is an app for pretty much everything. Online dating, fashion and beauty, travel plans, cooking and name it, and there's most likely an app for it. The welding industry is not exempt from this trend, in fact many welding and cutting applications are available from industrial machine manufacturers.

Here are 2 of our favourite.

Miller Weld Setting Calculator

By: Miller Electric Mfg Co.

Cost: FREE

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Miller Weld Setting Calculator App Screenshot

Miller makes determining your equipment settings and parameters as easy as pie with their Weld Setting Calculator.

Simply choose your welding process: Stick, TIG, MIG(Solid Wire) or MIG(Flux Cored).

Choose the material you are welding, and your electrode and/or material thickness and VOILA!, the app will instantly give you a list of recommended settings and parameters, including wire size and wire feed speed, shielding gas, voltage range and amperage range.

Miller Weld Setting Calculator App Screenshot

Even if your don't weld with a Miller machine, their Weld Setting Calculator can be a valuable asset in your welders tool box.

Hobart Filler Metals Selection & Calculator

By: Miller Electric Mfg Co.

Cost: FREE

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Hobart Filler Metal Selection & Calculator Screen shot

The Hobart Filler Metal Selector and Calculator is a quick reference tool with a number of different functions.

Functions include:

Filler Metal Selector helps you determine the best filler metal for joining carbon steels, aluminum, and stainless steels and will recommend the appropriate filler metal for SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW.

Additionally, it has a Product cross reference for Hardfacing applications.

The Filler Metal Volume Calculator determines the amount of filler metal needed to complete a specific weld joint, weld size, and weld length using either Standard (SAE) or Metric units. Just select the weld joint and enter the needed dimensions of the weld size you will deposit. Next, enter the total length, process type, and arc transfer mode to determine the approximate amount of filler metal you would need to purchase for that weld. The volume calculator works for Aluminum, Stainless Steel, and Carbon Steel FCAW and GMAW applications.

The Heat Input Calculator allows users to input voltage, amperage and travel speed variables to determine heat input for each given application

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