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February 10, 2014
The emergence of Saudi America
Few inventions have changed the dynamics of world trade more than the internal combustion engine. The four-stroke engine was perfected around 1876 in Duetz, Germany, shortly after the first commercially viable oil well was drilled in 1859 in... Read more...

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September 6, 2013
Corrosion-resistant fabrication project enhances nuclear power station’s cooling system
From its introduction in 1957 when it contributed 9.7 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) to the U.S. electricity supply, nuclear power has become a substantial player in electricity generation. By 1990 nuclear power was responsible for 577 million... Read more...

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August 1, 2013
Choose wisely when welding thin sheet
Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is an effective method for joining light-gauge metals such as carbon steel and austenitic stainless steel. Thin-gauge materials—24-ga. to 0.1875-in. carbon steel and 18-ga. to 0.1875-in. stainless... Read more...

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November 14, 2012
Burning the torch on both sides
Construction efforts at the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan conjure gratifying albeit bittersweet feelings for many Americans. However, it is particularly satisfying and humbling for those who are directly involved in creating a new... Read more...

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November 2, 2012
Hybrid laser-arc welding takes on heavy transportation
Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Ed Hansen’s presentation at the Advanced Laser Applications Workshop, May 16-18, 2012, Livonia, Mich., ©2012 by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. (FMA),... Read more...

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February 1, 2012
New year, new welding helmets
There’s no better way to usher in the new year than to evaluate your safety equipment to make sure everything is in topnotch working order. One of the most important pieces of equipment is the one that protects to your head, face, and... Read more...

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January 4, 2012
Heavy piercing with plasma
Photographers love rooster tails—that splash of molten metal produced as a plasma torch moves and pierces through plate. All those sparks make for some eye-popping graphics, great for annual reports. For a fab shop supervisor, though,... Read more...

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July 8, 2011
5 wire-feeding advancements welders need to know about
The wire feeder is perhaps the unsung hero of the welding world. Improvements can, and have, been made to power sources, guns, and filler metals, but the piece that brings them all together and has the greatest potential to help or hinder the... Read more...

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May 11, 2011
Horizontal fillet test troubles
For a recently acquired large structural job, we have had to qualify a single-pass 5⁄16-in. fillet using 0.045-in. E71T-9M flux-cored wire. We are having trouble passing the horizontal fillet test. When performing the weld break test on... Read more...

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September 13, 2010
Welding the fast and narrow
Thick metal helps power the world. From wind towers to enormous pressure vessels used in nuclear plants, massive plate—from a little more than an inch to more than a foot in thickness—helps build the vessels that are the bedrock of... Read more...

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May 25, 2010
Improving productivity with submerged arc welding
The simplest form of the submerged arc welding (SAW) process uses a single wire and a DC power source. While many wire sizes can be run at amperages from 300 to 1,500 amps, the most common sizes are from 3/32 in. to 5/32 in. in diameter and... Read more...

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January 15, 2010
Holding back the hydrogen
There it is. It could be plain as day. It could be exposed via a die penetrant test, an ultrasonic test, or perhaps a magnetic particle inspection. It could be anywhere, but when found, it sticks out like a rude, uninvited guest—only very late.... Read more...

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September 15, 2009
An introduction to friction stir welding
Friction stir welding (FSW) is a relatively new joining process that has been used for high production since 1996. Because melting does not occur and joining takes place below the melting temperature of the material, a high-quality weld is... Read more...

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September 6, 2009
Robotic GTAW or GMAW: No longer a clear-cut choice
Robotic systems manufacturers and integrators have a confession when it comes to TIG, or gas tungsten arc welding: They've sometimes steered people away from it. "I've worked with arc welding robots since 1982, and for most of my career, if... Read more...

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July 28, 2009
Trends in offshore energy
Although Hurricane Katrina lasted just seven days from start to finish, it was among the most destructive natural disasters in the history of the U.S. The flooding, damage to residential districts, displacement of residents, and loss of life... Read more...

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July 1, 2009
Counting on the combo
Next time you enter a downtown hotel or office building, push the revolving door—then look up. There you'll see what the door industry calls ceiling pies, wedge-shaped pieces assembled into a round disk. Each may have a collection of small... Read more...

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June 30, 2009
Welding aluminum
Selecting an appropriate filler alloy for welding aluminum differs from selecting a filler alloy for welding steels. In the case of steel, selection is primarily a matter of matching the tensile strength of the filler metal to that of the base... Read more...

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May 18, 2009
Welding Update for Infrastructure: Selecting filler metals for seismic requirements
In 1994 an earthquake in Northridge, Calif., caused devastating damage to structures in the Los Angeles area. Determined to avoid this type of devastation in the future, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded numerous... Read more...

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May 15, 2009
Finding an ally alloy
Editor's Note: This article is adapted from Tony Anderson's presentation for the Aluminum Association Conference, May 5-6, 2009, Toronto, by the American Welding Society. Filler alloy selection for welding aluminum is an essential part of the... Read more...

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March 24, 2009
Sizing up seismic-friendly filler metals
I am confused about the various specifications for seismic applications. How can I know if I have the right filler metal for the job? Your confusion is understandable. The documents overseeing seismic applications are ongoing and constantly... Read more...

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January 27, 2009
Don't rule out plasma for cutting aluminum
Plasma cutting isn't new. But like any technology, it has its share of new developments. In any discussion about how to cut metal, it's right up there with laser and waterjet. The technology gets a bad rap, though, when the discussion turns to... Read more...

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February 12, 2008
Waterjet makes it into the mainstream
Abrasive waterjet cutting could be on the cusp of something big. For years metal fabricators viewed it as a niche machine, something to buy only when a part couldn't be cut any other way. But in many cases today it stands shoulder-to-shoulder... Read more...

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January 15, 2008
Welding helmets in view
Choosing the right welding helmet is not as easy as it once was. Technology advances have turned these once simple pieces of protective equipment into smart, lightweight safety devices that, in some cases, can adapt their settings automatically... Read more...

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October 9, 2007
Dealing with Mother Nature's wrath
Protecting a two-mile-long, 10-lane bridge from earthquake damage is not an easy task. Replacing the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge requires the talent and time of numerous design firms and fabricators and tens of thousands... Read more...

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August 8, 2007
Ensure good feeding with FCAW electrodes
The FCAW process in the United States is currently estimated at more than 245 million pounds a year and still growing in popularity and use in all segments of the welding industry. One of the common issues often portrayed as a wire problem,... Read more...

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July 10, 2007
Quality inspections
There are a number of reasons to inspect a weld, the most fundamental of which is to determine whether its quality is good enough for its intended application. To evaluate the quality of a weld, it is necessary to have a form of measurement to... Read more...

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March 13, 2007
Up with energy prices and wind towers
The recent surges in gasoline and natural gas prices have reawakened many Americans' interest in alternative energy resources. Aerisyn LLC, a metal fabricator, faced the energy challenge head-on by opening a new wind tower manufacturing facility... Read more...

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May 9, 2006
Choosing a gouging method
In recent years environmental and quality issues have taken center stage in the welding industry. This increased emphasis on safety and health often is accompanied by reconsideration of how certain tasks are performed, for example, cutting... Read more...

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February 7, 2006
Up with energy prices and wind towers - Automation, consultation help plate fabricator meet demand for wind tower masts
A programmable rotary bevel head creates any combination of vertical and bevel cuts up to a 45-degree angle to prepare the cut edge for welding. This eliminates many of the secondary operations previously required before welding. The... Read more...

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January 10, 2006
Wading through the world of welding
Many high-tech gadgets that once were handy extras are becoming indispensable in the workplace. A personal digital assistant (PDA) device makes programming a welding power supply faster and easier than manual programming. Photo provided by... Read more...

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April 11, 2005
MIG welding tips and resources
Photo courtesy of AlcoTec Wire Corp. Motorcycle- and hot rod-building shows on TV have put welding in a very positive light lately. In fact, Jesse James, the star of Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage," was named the American Welding... Read more...

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March 25, 2004
Order for earthquake resistance in the court
This $215 million federal courthouse was needed both because the city had outgrown the previous building and because of new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) specifications that require buildings in seismic areas to be built to... Read more...

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July 25, 2002
Embracing change
It's been ages since horse-drawn carriages routinely transported passengers. In today's world, bypasses and interstates weave paths across the country, and many of the classic cars we see on the road are being carted from one classic-car show to... Read more...