A Guide to Welding Technology in 2020

There have been many developments in the technology of welding in recent years, there are many different sets of equipment currently available on the market making the menial task of welding a lot easier. The equipment you will need will totally depend on the scale of the welding job you wish to conduct, for larger scale tasks a portable mig Welder may be required as it has much higher capabilities in terms of how much can be done at one time. For the smaller scale tasks there is a variety of smaller more classic kits available that would be great for more casual, personal use. Many great kits are available at reasonable prices for example, welding company WeldingMania offers high quality equipment at a decent price, here is a guide to Welding in 2020 that looks at specific products to help with your welding needs.


 Portable Inverter Mig Welder.

A portable Inverter Mig Welder is a great choice when it comes to large scale welding. It has high capabilities and is available in a number of voltages suitable for different scales of jobs. This would be a great choice for someone who is a professional in the industry as it is made for use on the daily and dealing with the high demand that may come with working in the very advanced industry.


Welding Helmet.

Safety is an important factor to consider before starting welding, things like gloves and a good welding helmet are necessary to protect your eyes and skin from burns. If you are thinking of saving money and avoiding buying safety equipment then I would strongly advise against it. Safety equipment is required when carrying out any form of DIY and is compulsory should you wish to be taken seriously within the professional Industry, at the end of the day it just isn’t worth the risk of an accident.



Welding Iron.

Now we are looking at the more classic piece of kit, if you have a simple welding task to do then why not look at investing in a smaller welding kit which are available at a reasonable price. This classic piece of kit would be great for the budding DIY expert and can save you a lot of money in the long run as opposed to forking out the cost on a professional and just getting the job done yourself.

The Future of Model Rockets: Space Drones and Beyond

Charles H. Duell the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899, stated in that very year of 1899 that “everything that can be invented has been invented.” We can look at this quote now with laughter, but it seems to be a sentiment that is beginning to return, but this could not be less true. If we look at the success of Elon Musk`s Space X company which has allowed for a new space race, funded by the world of Silicon Valley. But if we ignore the egos of our tech overlords, you can find the tech of model rockets has increased just as much.

Perhaps most revolutionary in this new model rocket tech is Joe Barnard with his Barnard Propulsion system. Just like Space X Barnard has managed to create a model rocket that after rocket thrust self-propulsion will manage to find itself back to ground through the use of parachutes. This sort of technology is nothing new, used by NASA for their multiple moon landings, but it had been previously thought of as too complex and expensive for an independent start up. He is managing to sell these kits at $350, making self-propelled model rockets extremely accessible to the average family.

To take this to a completely different note is the idea of space drones, NASA has often pondered the idea of drones that will explore different planets and systems. Though sounding like the stuff of science fiction the future of space drones are extremely real with NASA currently testing them in different atmospheres. If achieved the advantage a drone can offer over a rover is extreme, being able to map a larger area than a rover at a resolution far greater than any current rover or satellite.

No matter if on the smallest level of self-propelled rockets or to the future of space exploration, these are extremely exciting times for science and the steps we may see in the coming century will be instrumental.