In covering the gases and welding industry, I sometimes have to write about processes and equipment with which I am unfamiliar. There’s no pretending I know the ins and outs of cutting with propylene, for example. Reading up about these things online is helpful, and GAWDAwiki can provide some guidance where I may not know technical terms. However, talking to GAWDA members is, of course, the best way to get first-hand information and develop a better understanding. But doing some research beforehand can help so I know what questions to ask.
One of the newer forms of “research” is YouTube. With a quick search, there’s a good chance I can see a process or piece of equipment in action. The video below is a perfect example. Although I had a general idea of what laser welding was, I had ever seen what it actually looked like. Thanks to S. J. Smith for sharing this video on their Facebook page—I now know exactly what laser welding looks like. And who knows, if laser welding comes up next time I’m having a conversation about PLC or improving customer efficiencies, I might just know to ask whether it’s a solid state laser or a gas laser. The more details, the better the story. And the better the story, the more it can help GAWDA members.
How do you use YouTube videos for training and/or research? Share by leaving a comment.
Watch the video below, or watch on YouTube.