The Rapid Welding Blog

The life and times of a busy welding distributor

Latest Blogs

Common Welding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Understanding & avoiding some common welding mistakes

28-02-2024 welding mistakes

Welcoming EWM to Rapid's Product Offering

09-02-2024 EWM , NEW PRODUCT

We Are Recruiting! - Technical Sales Representative

Join the Rapid Welding Team

17-01-2024 Job Vacancy , Technical Sales Representative , join the team

The Future’s Bright. The Future is Laser Welding

Revolutionising manufacturing, repair, and design across a myriad of industries.

12-01-2024 Laser Welding , technology , future of welding

Rapid Newsletter January 2024 - Welding Wizardry | ESAB Renegade | Open House | Join the Team | EWM

Wishing you a year filled with sparks, spatter and welding success. Happy New Year to all the dedicated welders out there!

08-01-2024 newsletter , 2024 , welding wizardry , ESAB

Unwrapping the Perfect Present: Christmas Gift Ideas for the Welder in Your Life

With Christmas around the corner, what are you putting under the tree for the welder in your life?

12-12-2023 christmas present ideas , welding gifts

Attracting the Next Generation of Welders with Welding Cobots

06-12-2023 cobot , smooth , smoothtool , smoothrobotics , automation

Bester from Lincoln, fulfilled by Rapid Welding – A Match Made in Heaven

If you haven’t tried Lincoln Electric's BESTER range yet, we just know you are going to love it!

27-11-2023 lincoln electric , bester , weekend welders

Safety Protocols: Protecting Yourself While Welding

27-11-2023 safety protocols , ppe

Introducing the SPIDERHAND® Range of Welding Gloves - NEW at Rapid Welding

Sourcing new products to bring to our customers is one of the fun parts of our job, and one we take very seriously .....

23-11-2023 SPIDERHAND® , Schweissen and Schneiden , welding glove , new product

Welding 101: The Basics Every Beginner Should Know

Welcome to the wonderful world of welding!

30-10-2023 welding 101 , welding basics , beginners guide

The Future of Welding: Innovations on the Horizon

A glimpse of what we think the future holds for our industry.

19-10-2023 Future of welding , welding innovations

The Fascinating Journey of Welding: From Ancient Techniques to Modern Mastery

28-09-2023 History of welding , welding through the ages

Rapid Welding Attend Schweissen & Schneiden: Showcasing Cutting-Edge Welding Technology.

Earlier this month we attended the Schweissen and Schneiden event showcasing cutting-edge welding technology, on the look-out for the best new products for our customers. This year's show didn't disappoint!

25-09-2023 Schweissen and Schneiden , Essen , Essen Welding and Cutting Fair

September Focus On | Hypertherm Associates

Hypertherm Associates - The Overarching Corporate Brand of World-Class Industrial Cutting & Shaping Technology Solutions.

20-09-2023 Hypertherm Associates

Rapid Newsletter August - Customer Feedback | Welding Wizardry | Machine Offers | Service Department Makeover | Customer Review - Kemppi M205 Pulse

Welcome to the Rapid Newsletter!

06-09-2023 Miller , Lincoln Electric , Hypertherm , Powermax , WeldingWizardry

August Focus On | URKO Clamps

06-09-2023 URKO Clamps

Rapid Newsletter July - Welding Wizardry Winner - Kemppi Wear - PPE: Optrel Helix CLT - Kemppi Delta 90 SFA - Deerskin Tig Gloves

Welcome to the Rapid Newsletter!

It doesn’t seem to matter whether you left education 5, 20 or 40 years ago, this time of year still seems to be referred to as the ‘school summer holidays’.  Whether you are enjoying some time off or finding five minutes at work, we hope you enjoy reading July’s Newsletter.  Read all about the latest news, Team updates and product announcements from Rapid Welding

Don’t forget to stay up to date and follow us on social media!

24-07-2023 PPE, , Optre , Kemppi , Welding Wizardry , Welding helmet

Fronius TransPocket 150/180

Every welding task presents its own unique challenges. Poor weather conditions, remote sites, tight or confined spaces, lack of access to a stable power source .... these are all factors which can compromise a consistent seam quality and a weld that will last.

03-07-2023 Fronius , Transpocket

Rapid Newsletter June - Welding Wizardry - Lincoln VIKING 3350 - Lincoln EUROPURE PLUS 5500 - New Premises

Rapid Newsletter June - Welding Wizardry - Lincoln VIKING 3350 - Lincoln EUROPURE PLUS 5500 - New Premises

22-06-2023 Lincoln Electric , Welding wizardry , Viking , Europure Plus 5500 , New Premises

Rapid Newsletter May - Welding Wizardry - Crazy Coronation Offers - Guernsey Visit

Welcome to the Rapid Welding Newsletter

25-05-2023 Welding Wizardry , Coronation Offers , Guernsey Visit

Welding Through the Ages

The process of joining two pieces of metal together has undergone significant technological advancements, resulting in safer and more efficient practices.

26-04-2023 welding , history , welding through the ages

Rapid April Newsletter - Lincoln QUICKMIG range - Island Hopping - Welding Wizardry Winner

Rapid April Newsletter - Lincoln QUICKMIG range - Island Hopping - Welding Wizardry Winner

21-04-2023 Lincoln Electric Welding Wizardry Guernsey Giveaway Winner

Rapid March Newsletter - Happy Easter - Welding Wizardry Giveaway - Kemppi Minarc Evo

02-03-2023 Happy Easter , Welding wizardry , kemppi , minarc evo

Rapid February Newsletter - Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) - Care & Maintenance

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) - Care & Maintenance

02-02-2023 RPE Respiratory Portective Equipment PPE

Get Inspired with Hythe Group

GET INSPIRED - Joining Hythe Group & Lincoln Electric at Portsmouth’s Guildhall Event

26-01-2023 Hythe Group, Get Inspired, careers in industry, apprenticeship, training

Presenting a TIG Welding Package to the Camelia Botnar Foundation

In partnership with Lincoln Electric and Dr Robin McNeill Love, we were delighted to visit the Camelia Botnar Foundation to present a TIG welding package to their welder training department.

06-12-2022 Camelia Botnar, welder training, education

New to the Rapid Welding Website – Create Your Own Quotes Instantly Online!

We love adding little extras to enhance your Rapid Experience, always aimed at making life as easy as possible for our customers. One of the latest additions to our website is the online quote function.

21-11-2022 Rapid Welding Website

Our Systems Are Now Even More Rapid - Major Systems Upgrade!

Our Systems Are Now Even More Rapid - Major Systems Upgrade!

02-11-2022 Rapid Experience , Rapid Website

Join the Team - Office Expeditor & Administrator

We are looking for a dynamic and an adaptable person to join our team as an Office Expeditor & Administrator, placing sales orders and expediting both sales and purchase orders and providing customer services.

10-10-2022 Job Vacancy , Vacancy , join the team

Key Plant Automation Announcement - 4th October 2022

Key Plant Automation Ltd is pleased to announce that Rapid Welding & industrial Supplies Ltd is now an official Key Plant distribution partner.

07-10-2022 Key Plant Automation

Joining Forces with Key Plant Automation

Rapid is joining forces with Key Plant Automation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of welding automation. Our collaboration will enhance Rapid's offering of bespoke handling and positioning equipment from a British manufacturer, along with turnkey packages, robotic welding cells, Pipe stands and fully automated welding solutions.

29-09-2022 Key Plant Automation

Join the Team - Electrical Maintenance Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Rapid Family. We are looking for an Electrical Maintenance Engineer for our busy welding machine supply company, based at our Hedge End depot.

01-09-2022 job , vacancy , join the team

Welcome to the Shiny, New and Spatter Free Rapid Welding Blog

Sparks and Spatter - The New Rapid Welding Blog

 

30-08-2022 Sparks and Spatter - The New Rapid Welding Blog

Rapid News

Common Welding Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Understanding & avoiding some common welding mistakes

28-02-2024 welding mistakes

The Future’s Bright. The Future is Laser Welding

Revolutionising manufacturing, repair, and design across a myriad of industries.

12-01-2024 Laser Welding, technology, future of welding

Rapid Newsletter January 2024 - Welding Wizardry | ESAB Renegade | Open House | Join the Team | EWM

Wishing you a year filled with sparks, spatter and welding success. Happy New Year to all the dedicated welders out there!

08-01-2024 newsletter, 2024, welding wizardry, ESAB

Unwrapping the Perfect Present: Christmas Gift Ideas for the Welder in Your Life

With Christmas around the corner, what are you putting under the tree for the welder in your life?

12-12-2023 christmas present ideas, welding gifts

Bester from Lincoln, fulfilled by Rapid Welding – A Match Made in Heaven

If you haven’t tried Lincoln Electric's BESTER range yet, we just know you are going to love it!

27-11-2023 lincoln electric, bester, weekend welders

Safety Protocols: Protecting Yourself While Welding

27-11-2023 safety protocols, ppe

Introducing the SPIDERHAND® Range of Welding Gloves - NEW at Rapid Welding

Sourcing new products to bring to our customers is one of the fun parts of our job, and one we take very seriously .....

23-11-2023 SPIDERHAND®, Schweissen and Schneiden, welding glove, new product

Welding 101: The Basics Every Beginner Should Know

Welcome to the wonderful world of welding!

30-10-2023 welding 101, welding basics, beginners guide

The Fascinating Journey of Welding: From Ancient Techniques to Modern Mastery

28-09-2023 History of welding, welding through the ages

Rapid Welding Attend Schweissen & Schneiden: Showcasing Cutting-Edge Welding Technology.

Earlier this month we attended the Schweissen and Schneiden event showcasing cutting-edge welding technology, on the look-out for the best new products for our customers. This year's show didn't disappoint!

25-09-2023 Schweissen and Schneiden, Essen, Essen Welding and Cutting Fair

Fronius TransPocket 150/180

Every welding task presents its own unique challenges. Poor weather conditions, remote sites, tight or confined spaces, lack of access to a stable power source .... these are all factors which can compromise a consistent seam quality and a weld that will last.

03-07-2023 Fronius, Transpocket

Rapid Newsletter June - Welding Wizardry - Lincoln VIKING 3350 - Lincoln EUROPURE PLUS 5500 - New Premises

Rapid Newsletter June - Welding Wizardry - Lincoln VIKING 3350 - Lincoln EUROPURE PLUS 5500 - New Premises

22-06-2023 Lincoln Electric, Welding wizardry, Viking, Europure Plus 5500, New Premises

Rapid Newsletter May - Welding Wizardry - Crazy Coronation Offers - Guernsey Visit

Welcome to the Rapid Welding Newsletter

25-05-2023 Welding Wizardry, Coronation Offers, Guernsey Visit

Welding Through the Ages

The process of joining two pieces of metal together has undergone significant technological advancements, resulting in safer and more efficient practices.

26-04-2023 welding, history, welding through the ages

Rapid April Newsletter - Lincoln QUICKMIG range - Island Hopping - Welding Wizardry Winner

Rapid April Newsletter - Lincoln QUICKMIG range - Island Hopping - Welding Wizardry Winner

21-04-2023 Lincoln Electric Welding Wizardry Guernsey Giveaway Winner

Rapid March Newsletter - Happy Easter - Welding Wizardry Giveaway - Kemppi Minarc Evo

02-03-2023 Happy Easter, Welding wizardry, kemppi, minarc evo

Get Inspired with Hythe Group

GET INSPIRED - Joining Hythe Group & Lincoln Electric at Portsmouth’s Guildhall Event

26-01-2023 Hythe Group, Get Inspired, careers in industry, apprenticeship, training

Presenting a TIG Welding Package to the Camelia Botnar Foundation

In partnership with Lincoln Electric and Dr Robin McNeill Love, we were delighted to visit the Camelia Botnar Foundation to present a TIG welding package to their welder training department.

06-12-2022 Camelia Botnar, welder training, education

New to the Rapid Welding Website – Create Your Own Quotes Instantly Online!

We love adding little extras to enhance your Rapid Experience, always aimed at making life as easy as possible for our customers. One of the latest additions to our website is the online quote function.

21-11-2022 Rapid Welding Website

Our Systems Are Now Even More Rapid - Major Systems Upgrade!

Our Systems Are Now Even More Rapid - Major Systems Upgrade!

02-11-2022 Rapid Experience, Rapid Website

Key Plant Automation Announcement - 4th October 2022

Key Plant Automation Ltd is pleased to announce that Rapid Welding & industrial Supplies Ltd is now an official Key Plant distribution partner.

07-10-2022 Key Plant Automation

Joining Forces with Key Plant Automation

Rapid is joining forces with Key Plant Automation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of welding automation. Our collaboration will enhance Rapid's offering of bespoke handling and positioning equipment from a British manufacturer, along with turnkey packages, robotic welding cells, Pipe stands and fully automated welding solutions.

29-09-2022 Key Plant Automation

Welcome to the Shiny, New and Spatter Free Rapid Welding Blog

Sparks and Spatter - The New Rapid Welding Blog

 

30-08-2022 Sparks and Spatter - The New Rapid Welding Blog

Rapid Vacancies

We Are Recruiting! - Technical Sales Representative

Join the Rapid Welding Team

17-01-2024 Job Vacancy, Technical Sales Representative, join the team

Join the Team - Office Expeditor & Administrator

We are looking for a dynamic and an adaptable person to join our team as an Office Expeditor & Administrator, placing sales orders and expediting both sales and purchase orders and providing customer services.

10-10-2022 Job Vacancy, Vacancy, join the team

Join the Team - Electrical Maintenance Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Rapid Family. We are looking for an Electrical Maintenance Engineer for our busy welding machine supply company, based at our Hedge End depot.

01-09-2022 job, vacancy, join the team

Product of the Month

Welcoming EWM to Rapid's Product Offering

09-02-2024 EWM, NEW PRODUCT

September Focus On | Hypertherm Associates

Hypertherm Associates - The Overarching Corporate Brand of World-Class Industrial Cutting & Shaping Technology Solutions.

20-09-2023 Hypertherm Associates

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