Between 1802‑1803, Vasily Petrov, who studied at the Kharkiv Collegium, discovered the phenomenon of the electric arc and described the possibility of its application to lighting and the electric welding of materials. In 1882, Nicholas Benardos, who was born in the village of Mostove, Mykolayiv region, Ukraine and studied at Kyiv University, developed several designs of welding machines.

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