Now You Can Weld Using Water As Your Only Fuel Source

On this episode of “Things I Learned Today,” I talk about a brand new invention that’s heating things up in strange ways; and by strange, I mean a welder that uses water as its only fuel source. Now you can weld using water.

Researchers Europe wanted to make this well-known process cheaper and safer, and they succeeded very nicely. By separating the hydrogen from the oxygen, they’re able to combine the two later for extreme heat, essentially using common and easily accessible water to drive a hot enough flame to weld metal. They call this technology “Safeflame”, and its really cool.

One awesome benefit to Safeflame is that there’s no actual hot spot just off the tip of the nozzle, thus rendering glare from the flame quite soft and insignificant in comparison to traditional welding. As a result, you don’t need to wear special eye protection, and are fine with just regular clear goggles. Also, as a really awesome addition, the byproduct from this method is simply water. It’s a very clean process, which is sure to make everyone happy.

Small and medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals who have deep enough pockets, will be find this as a great alternative to their current systems, and will likely discover that the technology pays for itself in a very short time. It will become commercially available in the near future.

Check out the original video by EU news here to find out more, and you can also visit the Safeflame Project website.

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Charlie Pryor

Charlie is a media producer, writer, and a traveler. He grew up in Michigan, all of his life and attended Grand Valley State University for a B.S. in Film and Video Production. He's married to a wonderful woman named Hang, and simply hopes to one day turn himself into a man that many will remember long after he's gone.

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  1. Starr Mayes says:

    I really enjoy what you learn each day Charlie, It gives us new knowledge, so thank you!

  2. Starr Mayes says:

    I learned that on the west side of the U.P. in the Porcupine Mountains, which is also where Lake of the Clouds is, has been declared the most hiked & liked trails in the world, even above Singapore, Greece & France. I believe it's probably because the terrain is very do-able for any age/skill level.

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