welding process

  1. Stainless Steels Welding

    Often the multiprocess welders have to weld ad work on stainless steels. The stainless steels, also known as steels that resist on corrosion are part of the iron-base alloys. As commercial welders know, these steels do not rust and have high resistance on the attacks of chemicals, gases and liquids. Most of the stainless steels come with good ductility and low-temperature toughness. MIG welders, Arc welders, TIG welders, and Stick welders, further say that these steels are resistant to high temperatures and show good strength properties. As a rule, the stainless steels contain iron and chromium, which could be varying from 11 to 30 %. It is the chromium that secures the basic corrosion resistance of the stainless steels. In general, there are almost 15 different types of chromium stainless steels.

    The commercial welders know that to certain stainless steels is added nickel. These steels are known as chromium-nickel stainless steel. Due to the nickel, the thermal conductivity

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  2. Arc Length, Weld Speed and Welding Current

    Every commercial welder will tell you that the arc length, also called arc gap, is the distance between the part that has to be welded and the electrode tip. The arc length depends on the arc stability, the weld current and the concentricity of the part. The task of the commercial welder here is to keep the electrode at a certain distance from the surface so that there is enough place to avoid stubbing out. In general, the arc length is 0.10 inch and this measurement is taken as a base. One half of the weld penetration is combined with the base measurement and this results in the arc length for a certain amperage.

    The weld speed that the commercial welder has to choose is the speed of travel of the torch ad it is dependent on the flow rate of the material that has to be welded and also on the thickness of the material that needs to be welded. In general the commercial welders should weld as quickly

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  3. GTAW parameters and arc welding process

    Known as GTAW process, as the commercial welders call it, the gas tungsten arc welding process was created back in the 1940s when it was necessary for aluminum and magnesium alloys to be welded for the use of the aircraft industry and applications.

    The gas tungsten arc welding process was developed as a new method of welding as it was necessary for welding to be done on these materials in a better way than the SMAW or the shielded metal arc welding process. Nowadays, the commercial welders are using the GTAW welding process when they have to weld precision parts such as metal bellows, batteries, various medical components, pacemakers, different surgical tools, etc.

    In the beginning, the commercial welders were using the helium as the shielding gas and thus they named the welding process ‘heliarc welding’. Then the helium was replaced by the argon, which became the

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  4. The basic terms used in welding

    Welding industry has its specific welding terms that each commercial welder has to be aware of. Of course, there is no need learning the entire welding vocabulary, yet one should get acquainted with some of the major terms, such as:

    Arc Cutting – process that can be done with a 6010 or 6011 rod with a very hot machine. It is where you cut through the steel using the force of the arc.

    Automatic Welding - a weld made by special equipment.

    Flash Burn - This is a radiation burn from the ultra violet rays from the welding arc. The flash burn is similar to sunburn and it starts hurting hours later, being very painful to the eyes.

    Machine Welding – the weld is done by machine and is inspected by a person.

    Manual Welding – welding by an actual person. In stick welding, the welder holds the stinger, processing the welding electrode and controlling the weld

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  5. A welding task: some tips you should read about

    Welding is not an easy job and every commercial welder will confirm you that. The welding tasks, no matter if they require usage of filler rods, tig welders or plasma cutters, stick welder or plasma welder they all require full commitment of the energy, attention and focus.

    This means that the welder should be 100 % concentrated in the task one performs and to make his or hers hand and wrist totally relaxed. Of course everything comes with practice and that is why the new people in the welding profession require not only a welding certificate taken after two years of study, but also a lot of hours actually welding different things and practicing.

    The good commercial welders know that in order to become true professionals they need to make their hand relaxed and to watch the weld pool. This is especially important when performing mig welding but is also valid when practicing aluminum welding, cutting torch, metal cutting and metal welding, steel welding, etc.

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  6. Welding Causes Distortion But Why?

    Every time we weld on a piece of metal or even heat it up with a torch, the shape of the metal changes as we apply thermal energy or heat. The metal expands based upon a physical property called the coefficient of thermal expansion. This coefficient is different for each metal and is described in a unit that tells us how much the material grows per degree of temperature increase, or contracts when cooling. There are also other factors that contribute to distortion such that the temperature increase may remain localized close to where the weld is made, but other materials may spread out the heat far from where the weld is being made warming up the entire part or unit. How much restraint or bracing is there to support the part can also be a factor too. How much heat also plays a role. A careful selection of welding process will also play a big factor.

    If we look at the most simple case of distortion, it can be easier to understand. Imagine a flat steel bar 1/8 thick,

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  7. General Info On The Welding Processes

    The popular arc welding process requires the usage of a welding power supply in order to create an electric arc connecting the material and the electrode in order to melt the materials when they reach the welding point. During this welding process can be used the direct current and the alternating current, as well as non-consumable and plasma cutter consumables electrodes. The area of the welding should be protected by shielding gas, slag or vapor. The process of arc welding can be of three types, namely manual, semi-automatic and completely automated.

    The used power supplies in the welding process include constant current power and constant voltage power. In the process of arc welding, the arc’s length is related to the voltage such as the heat input is connected to the current. The constant current supplies are in general used during the welding processes that are done m

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  8. Welding 101 - Info on Welding

    Welding 101 - Info on Welding

    The welding process and Commercial welder is not something that everyone can understand. Many people are asking themselves what the welders do, so here is some basic information. Welding is a process of joining metals and other materials such as thermoplastics. Commercial welders do that by the so called coalescence which is done by melting the pieces and adding filler, in order to form the so collaged weld pool – a molten material pool. This pool then cools and the joint gets very strong. The weld is made with pressure or with heat. Welding is done in contrast to the brazing and the soldering, during which processes the melting of the material is done at a lower melting point at which the pieces bond, but the pieces themselves are not melted.

    In the welding process could be used v

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  9. All You Need To Know About Overhead Stick Welding

    All You Need To Know About Overhead Stick Welding

    The easiest welding positions are horizontal and flat, they are also the most popular. On the other hand, welding vertically with a stick electrode is the challenge. Vertical-stick welding may not be very popular but definitely requires more skill and attention to detail than horizontal and flat welding. Here are a few things you should know and common mistakes that you should avoid to become a good vertical-up welder.

    Choose the Correct Electrode

    If you are going to weld in a position that is steeper than 45 degrees, you have to realize that you will be against gravity. The 7018 electrode was designed for this very purpose. Classed by the AWS (American Welding Society), this is the perfect choice because the 7018 has a lower content of iron powder. This particular electrode makes a weld puddle that is able to freeze almost instantly and won’t drip off while working. You can also u

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  10. Awareness About Cleaning and Preparing Aluminum Filler and Base Metals Prior to Welding

    According to a recently conducted survey with a welding solutions specialist, who said that the vital factor for peerless aluminum welding is “clean, clean, clean, clean… and clean”. Welding aluminum becomes pretty difficult if you are trying to weld with filthy base and filler metals incorporate excess complications and can lead to awful weld quality.

    Also, you have to deal with the connatural oxidation that takes place with aluminum. Appropriate precautions are essential before welding- primarily when fabrications are a prerequisite to meet the weld quality fundamental of industry codes, such as AWS D1.2 that administers the formalistic welding of aluminum.

    There are basic steps you can take in the analysis and preparation of filler and base metals to certify that you don’t face any difficulty affiliated to filth, grease and flying shop dust- along with the oxidation that occurs when aluminum is exposed to the air. We will follow these steps and present you with best pr

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