A welder or welder operator is a tradesperson who specializes in welding materials together. The term welder refers to the operator, the machine is referred to as the welding power supply. The materials to be joined can be metals (such as steel, aluminum, brass, stainless steel etc.) or varieties of plastic or polymer. Welders typically have to have good dexterity and attention to detail, as well as some technical knowledge about the materials being joined and best practices in the field.
Welding, without the proper precautions appropriate for the process, can be a dangerous and unhealthy practice. However, with the use of new technology and proper protection, the risks of injury and death associated with welding can be greatly reduced. Because many common welding procedures involve an open electric arc or flame, the risk of burns is significant. To prevent them, welders wear personal protective equipment in the form of heavy leathergloves and protective long sleeve jackets to avoid exposure to extreme heat and flames. Additionally, the brightness of the weld area leads to a condition called arc eye in which ultraviolet light causes the inflammation of the cornea and can burn the retinas of the eyes. Full face welding helmets with dark face plates are worn to prevent this exposure, and in recent years, new helmet models have been produced that feature a face plate that self-darkens upon exposure to high amounts of UV light. To protect bystanders, opaque welding curtains often surround the welding area. These curtains, made of a polyvinyl chloride plastic film, shield nearby workers from exposure to the UV light from the electric arc, but should not be used to replace the filter glass used in helmets.
Welder is the fifth studio album by American country musician Elizabeth Cook. It was produced by Don Was and released on May 11, 2010 on 31 Tigers Records. The album's title is a reference to Cook's father's former occupation as a welder. Artists performing on the album include Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Crowell, Bones Hillman, and Cook's husband Tim Carroll.
The album received mainly favorable reviews from critics, and was ranked the 23rd best album of 2010 (out of 30) by Rolling Stone.
The Washington Post described the album as Cook's best yet, because it was "rawer [than her previous four albums] in all the best senses of that word."
Brendan Angelides, better known by his stage name Eskmo and Welder, is an American electronic music producer and composer. He has released music on record labels such as Ninja Tune, Planet Mu, and Warp Records. In a 2010 review, rock music critic Robert Christgau credited Eskmo with "Just the kind of weird background music that's guaranteed to engross whenever you lend it both ears."
Angelides' self-titled album, Eskmo, was released on Ninja Tune in 2010. BBC Music said of the album "..Sufficient mind-melting invention here – prior reference points or otherwise – to render Eskmo a hotter property than that chilly moniker might immediately imply." He released the Language and "Terra" EPs on Ancestor in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
In 2015, his follow up album SOL was released on Apollo / R&S records. It featured the artwork of UK feather sculpture artist Kate MccGwire
Film / TV
In 2015 Angelides was hired as Eskmo to score the 2016 Showtime TV series "Billions" starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. He is also scoring an indie feature entitled "The Master Cleanse."
Dorothy George had never planned to be a welder in a West Coast shipyard during World War II. She is mechanically inclined, but when the 99-year-old Mankato woman was a teenager, she saw herself utilizing her seamstress skills ... .
Scots comedy legend Sir Billy Connolly has revealed he has suffered ‘serious falls’ as the symptoms of his Parkinson’s disease worsen. The 80-year-old was diagnosed with the degenerative condition ten years ago ... He said ... Nicknamed the Big Yin, Connolly worked as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards before starting a career as a folk singer ... He said ... .
MANKATO — Dorothy George had never planned to be a welder in a West Coast shipyard during World War II. She is mechanically inclined, but when the 99-year-old Mankato woman was a teenager, she saw herself utilizing her seamstress skills ... .
A Black welder filed a lawsuit against a Maine shipyard, alleging the company permitted racial discrimination against him without repercussion ... A Black man filed a federal lawsuit against Maine’s Bath Iron Works (above), claiming the shipyard allowed employees to use racial slurs without reprimand.
The novel opens with the mysterious death of a worker in the historic Quincy Shipyard, which ... The author himself was intimately familiar with the Quincy Shipyard, where he worked as a welder and experienced a co-worker’s death just weeks prior to his own injury in a workplace fall.
THE JONES ACT of 1920 comes up periodically in political commentaries ... Cabotage from one U.S ... The requirement was a protectionist economic strategy designed to assist America’s shipyards and its maritime fleet ... Only the Jones Act and requirements of the U.S ... 1, 2020) ... Shipyard workers — ship fitters, pipefitters, riggers, cable pulls, welders, et.al.
April 21, 1927-July, 23, 2023. PORT BYRON—Phyllis n. Reiling Brondyke, 96, of port Byron, Illinois, died July, 23, 2023 at Illini Restorative care, Silvis, Illinois. services will be held at 10 a.m ... as a young woman during WWII, Phyllis moved to Oregon and was an overhead welder in the shipyard and became a welding instructor ... .
On such a historic occasion, the inaugural first minister said, he heard romantic echoes from the past, including “the shout of the welder in the din of the great Clyde shipyards; the speak of the Mearns, with its soul in the land; the discourse of the Enlightenment, when Edinburgh and Glasgow were a light held to the intellectual life of Europe”.
I was a former shipyard worker, I was a welder, and for almost four years at the Quincy Shipyard in Massachusetts... Like most welders in the shipyard pits had gotten used to the heat and humidity, hated it, but gotten used to it ... Right? I mean the passage you just read, guys working on a shipyard, working as a welder.
Three students — James Barrett of Barrington, Denzel Owens of Madbury, and ConnorBrown of Lee — signed certificates of intent with Seacoast companies to begin careers as electricians, welders, and automotive technicians ... Naval Shipyard but was unable to attend the ceremony.