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Passionate about modifying or customizing your car, bike or truck? Whether it's for off-road, racing, or cruising, find welding tips and techniques here.

How-To Videos

MIG Welding an Engine Cradle at Eliminator Kustoms

Chris Jarman of Eliminator Kustoms walks through the steps to fabricate an engine cradle using the Millermatic 212 Auto-Set™, and includes tips to help make the cradle customizable for any engine size. Engine cradles are ideal for storage or safe transportation to and from the shop or race track.

Introduction to Stainless Steel TIG welding

Miller Motorsports Marketing Manager Andy Weyenberg and Steve Sousley, owner of PRO-FABrication in Charlotte, NC, give an introduction to stainless steel TIG welding, discussing typical applications and challenges. They cover temperature control, proper tungsten types and prep, results of poor gas coverage, effects of a gas lens on weld quality, common base metal alloys and filler metals used in stainless steel TIG welding.

Aluminum Cylinder Head Repair Using Miller Dynasty 350

Watch as Miller Marketing Manager Andy Weyenberg and Scott Duggins, owner of PAR Racing Engines, use the Dynasty 350 TIG welder to repair an aluminum cylinder head. Using the machine's memory function, they can quickly toggle between the various recommended settings for this project. The ability to switch out and use multiple heads on the Weldcraft W-225 Modular TIG Torch allows them to easily reach tight areas. Using the Dynasty 350 also eliminates the need to preheat.


Let the Brown Dog Weld

Josh Welton is a welder by trade. He struck his first arc in November 2002, when he served as a millwright apprentice for Chrysler. “I never grew up thinking I was going to be a welder,” says Welton. “I hired in as a millwright, went through the training, struck an arc and was like ‘This is what I want to do. I want to weld.’”

Buying Your First Welder: A Practical, Informative Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers

You may be the creative type. Or, perhaps, you have the handy knack and just looking to tinker around "... building and fixing stuff. You might have your sights set on opening a small repair shop, a studio or new gallery. You could be a farmer or rancher, classic car enthusiast, fabricator or woodworker "... or you may just want to be able to repair or salvage something that is broken versus opting to toss it away. Regardless of your interests, needs, or motivation, you're a do-it-yourselfer interested in buying your first welder. Whether you already have previous welding experience, or, you're a welding novice, you are likely here because you need some help getting started. Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is dedicated to providing objective, informative and practical information to assist you in making the appropriate choice. Relax and read on. You've come to the right place!

Arc Academy Makes Welding Accessible, Easy-to-Learn

Led by Steve Christena and Brad Cowan, Chicago-based Arc Academy caters to anyone who is curious about welding. From scheduled courses and open shop hours to an online video training curriculum, there is something for everyone. It is provided in a unique and laid-back way that makes the educational offering accessible to area residents and hobbyists across the country.