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February 27 2020 0Comment

General Welding Supplies partners with voestalpine Bohler Welding

General Welding Supplies partners with voestalpine Bohler Welding General Welding Supplies are pleased to be recognised as an authorised strategic equipment partner with voestalpine Bohler Welding. With over 150 years of combined experience providing solutions for all welding needs, we look forward to helping them connect people, materials and technologies to first-class solutions. The agreement […]

February 25 2020 0Comment

Robots and the welding industry

Robot welding involves specially programmed robots that completely automate the welding process. It is a new application of robotics, and companies are frequently converting to it. According to the International Federation of Robotics, global spending on industrial robots is expected to exceed $24 billion by 2025. One of the leading industries contributing to this growth […]

February 18 2020 0Comment

Welding market set to grow 5.7% annually until 2026

Globally, the welding market was valued at USD 31.18 Billion in 2018. However, new reports from Fortune Business Insights suggest that it is projected to reach a valuation of $48.16 Billion by 2026. The key drivers of this growth include higher demand in industries such as construction, heavy machinery and automotive. The future of newer […]

December 17 2019 0Comment

The Welding Industry and Its Future

The arc welding segment of the industry seems to be growing the fastest with recent years showing maximum growth. The growth of the welding industry has been approximately 6% per year. Conventional electric arc welding equipment and filler metals represent over two-thirds of this total. Welding is now the universally accepted method of permanently joining […]

October 10 2019 0Comment

General Welding on MIG Welding

Today is one of the most exciting times to be in the welding industry. As technology continues to become more complex, welders are needed to put the pieces together. MIG welding also known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) is an arc welding process in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a […]

February 14 2019 0Comment

Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fumes

In light of new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, verifying links between welding fumes and cancer, make sure that you are protecting your workforce and meeting the new standards. As an authorised Optrel supplier, General Welding offer the Optrel welding helmets with PAPR range, which meets the new HSE enforcement […]

January 16 2019 0Comment

General Welding Now Stocking Optrel Crystal 2.0

General Welding are pleased to announce they are now stocking the new Optrel Crystal 2.0. For the first time, welders can have a virtually unclouded and clear view of their working environment. With light transmission of 31% in bright conditions (protection level 2!), the Optrel Crystal 2.0 goes above and beyond the industry standard of […]

November 23 2018 0Comment

GWS Support The Wellspring’s Rucksack Project

General Welding Supplies are proud to support The Wellspring’s Rucksack Project with one of their major clients, by donating hats, gloves and coats for those most in need this winter. The Stockport homeless charity provides referrals into housing, free food and drinks, educational courses, health services, computer courses, hot showers, clean clothing, art classes, as […]

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