Welding Design & Fabrication http://weldingdesign.com/rss.xml en Cutting-Edge Laser Cutting with Integral Mechanical Transmission http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/cutting-edge-laser-cutting-integral-mechanical-transmission <div class="field-byline"> Robert Brooks and Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Proteck selected a Kollmorgen direct-drive system to make its new series of flat-sheet laser cutting machines as cost-efficient as they are productive.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/cutting-edge-laser-cutting-integral-mechanical-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/cutting-edge-laser-cutting-integral-mechanical-transmission#comments Equipment & Automation Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:06:00 +0000 9141 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Having initially developed small-footprint laser-cutting machines for job shops and fabricators, Proteck decided to expand the potential of its flying cutting head systems.</p> DOD Orders Large-Scale 3DP to Produce Rocket Engines http://weldingdesign.com/processes/dod-orders-large-scale-3dp-produce-rocket-engines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Aerojet Rocketdyne has a contract from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to supply a series of large-scale additive manufacturing systems based on selective laser melting (SLM.) </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/dod-orders-large-scale-3dp-produce-rocket-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/dod-orders-large-scale-3dp-produce-rocket-engines#comments Processes Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:03:00 +0000 9131 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Liquid rocket engines use high-density propellants kept under low pressure. Aerojet Rocketdyne recently confirmed it manufactured and tested a liquid oxygen/kerosene engine entirely by 3D printing, reducing the production time and manufacturing costs considerably.</p> R&D Targets Faster Laser Processing of CFRP http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/rd-targets-faster-laser-processing-cfrp <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Scientists are developing a new scanning head device that would speed up laser welding and cutting of fiber-reinforced plastic materials.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/rd-targets-faster-laser-processing-cfrp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/rd-targets-faster-laser-processing-cfrp#comments Equipment & Automation Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:35:00 +0000 9111 at http://weldingdesign.com Subscribe to Newsletters http://weldingdesign.com/newsletters/signup <div class="node-body page-body"><div></div>Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/newsletters/signup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:33:03 +0000 9101 at http://weldingdesign.com Increasing MIG/MAG Arc Stability, Reducing Spatter Ejection http://weldingdesign.com/processes/increasing-migmag-arc-stability-reducing-spatter-ejection <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fronius is expanding the advanced technological options for one of its product series, adding four new arc variants for the TPS/i power source platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/increasing-migmag-arc-stability-reducing-spatter-ejection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/increasing-migmag-arc-stability-reducing-spatter-ejection#comments Processes Gold Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:03:00 +0000 9081 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>A cross-section of a root-weld seam, welded with LSC Root with deactivated penetration stabilizer. The wire diameter is 1.2 mm; additional wire, G3Si1; the wire feed speed is 3.6 m/min.</p> Most Dangerous Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC] http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/most-dangerous-jobs-infographic <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Although highly regulated, no set of regulations can be foolproof, especially when a person goes underneath the surface of the water, and works with electric equipment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/most-dangerous-jobs-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/most-dangerous-jobs-infographic#comments Safety & Regulatory Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:49:00 +0000 9071 at http://weldingdesign.com Fast, Portable, and Repeatable Weld Inspection http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/fast-portable-and-repeatable-weld-inspection <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>To ensure high-quality weld performance and good fusion of parts, the weld preparation stage requires a manufacturer to be able to control certain factors prior to welding. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/fast-portable-and-repeatable-weld-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/fast-portable-and-repeatable-weld-inspection#comments Equipment & Automation Silver Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:22:00 +0000 9061 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>For some highly stressed pipe applications, removing excess material from the weld bead and then measuring the resulting profile is required to ensure that there is no stress raising sharp edges to promote cracking.</p> Sciaky Supplying First AM System to Aerospace Manufacturer http://weldingdesign.com/processes/sciaky-supplying-first-am-system-aerospace-manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sciaky has a purchase multi-million-dollar purchase order for one of its electron-beam additive manufacturing systems (EBAM) from an unnamed manufacturer of aerospace parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/sciaky-supplying-first-am-system-aerospace-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/sciaky-supplying-first-am-system-aerospace-manufacturer#comments Processes Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:14:00 +0000 9031 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The EBAM process is notable for the large dimensions of its build envelope &mdash; 110x110x110 in./LxWxH &mdash; making it attractive for producing aerospace parts in high-value materials.</p> The Secret Lives of Welding Web Welders http://weldingdesign.com/operations/secret-lives-welding-web-welders <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The welders on welding web shared with us more of their welding projects. Take a look at our artisans! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/secret-lives-welding-web-welders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/secret-lives-welding-web-welders#comments Equipment & Automation Operations Processes Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:11:00 +0000 9021 at http://weldingdesign.com Lincoln Electric Licenses Lightweight Coating Technology http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lincoln-electric-licenses-lightweight-coating-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NanoSteel Company granted an exclusive global license for its steel coatings technology to Lincoln Electric. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lincoln-electric-licenses-lightweight-coating-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/lincoln-electric-licenses-lightweight-coating-technology#comments Processes Wed, 30 Jul 2014 01:03:00 +0000 9011 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>General Motors Ventures LLC invested in NanoSteel, identifying its advanced high-strength steels as an important development in lightweight automotive designs.</p> Pipe Welding Around the Globe http://weldingdesign.com/processes/pipe-welding-around-globe <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Pipe welding generally refers to a set of professional skills used for the joining of pieces of metal. This task generally requires welders to learn several methods of connecting pipes and to understand the factors that affect the quality of the connections that they intend to make. Many of the individuals who engage in pipe welding are professionals who specialize in this area of metal work, and they are usually certified because pipes are often used to transport hazardous materials, which pose a risk if the connections or repairs are not done properly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/pipe-welding-around-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/pipe-welding-around-globe#comments Processes Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:49:00 +0000 9001 at http://weldingdesign.com Electron-Beam Additive Manufacturing Systems Coming to Market http://weldingdesign.com/processes/electron-beam-additive-manufacturing-systems-coming-market <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Sciaky Inc. has made its electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) systems available for purchase, with availability as early as September 1. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/electron-beam-additive-manufacturing-systems-coming-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/electron-beam-additive-manufacturing-systems-coming-market#comments Processes Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:39:00 +0000 8981 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>A fully articulated, electron-beam welding gun sinters powdered metals arranged in layers and according to a CAD design to achieve 3D parts up to 19 feet long.</p> New Hydrogen-Based Fuel Cuts Faster, Cleaner than Acetylene, Propane http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/new-hydrogen-based-fuel-cuts-faster-cleaner-acetylene-propane <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MagneGas, the developer of a technology for converting liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, has introduced a new formulation of that gas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/new-hydrogen-based-fuel-cuts-faster-cleaner-acetylene-propane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/new-hydrogen-based-fuel-cuts-faster-cleaner-acetylene-propane#comments Consumables Gold Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 8991 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The new MagneGas 2, described as &ldquo;a rich mix of gases&rdquo;, cuts 38% faster than acetylene on 2-in.-thick carbon steel, and with a 34% reduction in oxygen consumption, according to tests conducted by EWI.</p> Filler Metals for Critical Naval Construction http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/filler-metals-critical-naval-construction <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Hobart filler metals are critical to the construction and maintenance of U.S. Navy vessels. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/filler-metals-critical-naval-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/consumables/filler-metals-critical-naval-construction#comments Consumables Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 8971 at http://weldingdesign.com Hybrid Laser Process to Speed Up Welding for Thick Aluminum, Steel Materials http://weldingdesign.com/processes/hybrid-laser-process-speed-welding-thick-aluminum-steel-materials <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Researchers at Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. have developed a hybrid welding process that makes it possible to speed up welding for thick sheets of aluminum (or steel), and with zero defects. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/hybrid-laser-process-speed-welding-thick-aluminum-steel-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/hybrid-laser-process-speed-welding-thick-aluminum-steel-materials#comments Processes Gold Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 8961 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The laser-hybrid welding process combines the advantages of laser beam and GMAW welding.</p> Welding Web Welders Present Proudest Pics http://weldingdesign.com/archive/welding-web-welders-present-proudest-pics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Images brought to you by the busy welders at weldingweb.com.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/archive/welding-web-welders-present-proudest-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/archive/welding-web-welders-present-proudest-pics#comments Archive Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:40:00 +0000 8951 at http://weldingdesign.com More Proudest Pics from Welding Web Forums http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/more-proudest-pics-welding-web-forums <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The weldingweb forum people continue to provide!&nbsp; Here are some more pictures for the Proudest Pics gallery!</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/more-proudest-pics-welding-web-forums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/more-proudest-pics-welding-web-forums#comments Equipment & Automation Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:08:00 +0000 8931 at http://weldingdesign.com Refining a New Fiber-Laser Welding Technology http://weldingdesign.com/processes/refining-new-fiber-laser-welding-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Prima Power Laserdyne has made a significant investment over recent months to develop a new process and system capability for welding 2D and 3D components with high-power CW and QCW fiber lasers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/refining-new-fiber-laser-welding-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/refining-new-fiber-laser-welding-technology#comments Processes Gold Thu, 03 Jul 2014 14:10:00 +0000 8941 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>&quot;Compared to CO<sub>2</sub> lasers for welding, &hellip; the 1-&micro;m wavelength of the fiber laser provides benefits in terms of simplified beam delivery, using fiber-optic cables instead of turning mirrors; greater absorption by metals, especially those which are good conductors of electricity such as aluminum and copper; and less absorption by the plasma plume that is formed above the weld pool,&quot; Prima Power Laserdyne president Terry VanderWert explained.</p> $63-Million Forming Line to Supply Chrysler Assembly Plants http://weldingdesign.com/operations/63-million-forming-line-supply-chrysler-assembly-plants <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Chrysler Group plans to invest $63 million at its Warren (Michigan) Stamping Plant to expand capacity for forming sheet-metal parts used to assemble several Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Truck models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/63-million-forming-line-supply-chrysler-assembly-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/63-million-forming-line-supply-chrysler-assembly-plants#comments Equipment & Automation Operations Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:12:00 +0000 8921 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Robotic welding of door panels at Chrysler&rsquo;s Warren (Mich.) Stamping Plant. The plant produces stampings and assemblies for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram Trucks vehicles.</p> Weldingweb Forum Presents Proudest Pics http://weldingdesign.com/processes/weldingweb-forum-presents-proudest-pics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The welders over in weldingweb forum have been busy.&nbsp; We asked them to post their Proudest Pics.&nbsp; zapster kindly obliged.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/weldingweb-forum-presents-proudest-pics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/weldingweb-forum-presents-proudest-pics#comments Processes Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:08:00 +0000 8911 at http://weldingdesign.com Select Options, Build Your Ideal MIG Gun http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/select-options-build-your-ideal-mig-gun <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Bernard offers its most flexible and rugged semi-automatic air-cooled MIG guns in a new format: the Best of the Best (BTB) MIG guns online platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/select-options-build-your-ideal-mig-gun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/select-options-build-your-ideal-mig-gun#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 19 Jun 2014 03:06:00 +0000 8901 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Best of the Best (BTB) MIG gun platform lets users build a welding kit with their preferred design features by choosing among an expanded series of details from former MIG gun lines. Guns are configured for wire sizes ranging from 0.023 inches (0.6 mm) to 1/8 inches (3.2 mm).</p> "Stress-Free" Welding, Bending, and Cutting http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/stress-free-welding-bending-and-cutting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Parts leveling cannot free you from the stress of missing a delivery date, but it can relieve the frustrations caused by metal loaded with internal stresses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/stress-free-welding-bending-and-cutting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/stress-free-welding-bending-and-cutting#comments Equipment & Automation Gold Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:11:00 +0000 8891 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Whether it comes from a service center or an upstream process, most sheet or plate will contain residual stress, as seen in the first sample (left) &mdash;&nbsp;compared to same material (right) after processing in a parts leveler.</p> Ultra-High Pressure Cutting for Downhole Casings and Pipes http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/ultra-high-pressure-cutting-downhole-casings-and-pipes <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Minnesota’s Centura Oil adopted Jet Edge’s water-jet cutting technology to process downhole casing and pipe products, so it’s now able to cut multiple layers of grouted casings at depths of 2,100 feet, in a single pass thanks to ultra-high pressure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/ultra-high-pressure-cutting-downhole-casings-and-pipes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/ultra-high-pressure-cutting-downhole-casings-and-pipes#comments Equipment & Automation Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:28:00 +0000 8881 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Jet Edge water-jet cutting technology took a deep dive into the realm of downhole drilling.</p> Kobelco Supplying Compressors to Brazil’s Energy Sector http://weldingdesign.com/operations/kobelco-supplying-compressors-brazil-s-energy-sector <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kobe Steel, Ltd. is supplying nonstandard compressors to the oil-and-gas industry in South America through its new operating unit, Kobelco Machinery do Brazil Ltda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/kobelco-supplying-compressors-brazil-s-energy-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/kobelco-supplying-compressors-brazil-s-energy-sector#comments Operations Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:26:00 +0000 8871 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>A nonstandard compressor, used in storing and transporting gas and petrochemicals designed and supplied by Kobelco Machinery.</p> Kobe Steel Ltd. From D-Day to Today … Five Lessons for Sucess http://weldingdesign.com/operations/d-day-today-five-lessons-sucess <div class="field-byline"> Chad Storlie </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The story of the D-Day Invasion holds several lessons for success in business and in life, lessons most people today do not recognize.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/d-day-today-five-lessons-sucess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/d-day-today-five-lessons-sucess#comments Operations Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:25:00 +0000 8861 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>U.S. troops move ashore at Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944. The Normandy Invasion involved 156,000 Allied troops, against more than 50,000 Axis defenders. The American, British, Canadian, and French troops, with various others, successfully landed and captured five beachheads on the Atlantic Coast, starting the advance on Germany that ended World War II in Europe 10 months later.</p> Two-Wire Torch Makes Sense for Faster Automated Welding http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/two-wire-torch-makes-sense-faster-automated-welding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SKS Welding Systems developed the Wire Select equipment package option, largely from standard components, to replace systems that depend on changing a torch or setting up a second welding robot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/two-wire-torch-makes-sense-faster-automated-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/two-wire-torch-makes-sense-faster-automated-welding#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:02:00 +0000 8851 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>SKS Welding Systems developed the Wire Select equipment package option, largely from standard components, to replace systems that depend on changing a torch or setting up a second welding robot.</p> Pincer-Gun Improved for Resistance Spot-Welding http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pincer-gun-improved-resistance-spot-welding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Working closely with automotive welding operations, Fronius International updated the design of the pincer guns used in its resistance spot-welding system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pincer-gun-improved-resistance-spot-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pincer-gun-improved-resistance-spot-welding#comments Equipment & Automation Gold Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:01:00 +0000 8841 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The equipment designers at Fronius International incorporated practical users&rsquo; experience with the previous iteration of the DeltaSpot system to apply numerous new functional capabilities, meaning the spot-welding equipment has more applications for deployment in large-scale production.</p> Kobe Steel Studying U.S. Aluminum Sheet Production http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/kobe-steel-studying-us-aluminum-sheet-production <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Kobe Steel is evaluating a new manufacturing and distribution venture for aluminum sheet in the U.S., in partnership with Toyota Tsusho. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/kobe-steel-studying-us-aluminum-sheet-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/kobe-steel-studying-us-aluminum-sheet-production#comments Equipment & Automation Wed, 28 May 2014 12:49:00 +0000 8831 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Kobe Steel Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation would join producers like Novelis and Alcoa in adding new capacity for aluminum automotive sheet. Novelis announced plans in December to install a new finishing line at its plant in Oswego, N.Y., and a matching operation in Nachterstedt, Germany.</p> Expanding Shop Adds Laser Capacity, Waterjet Too http://weldingdesign.com/operations/expanding-shop-adds-laser-capacity-waterjet-too <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Miller Integrated Management Group, a defense and maritime fabricating operation, is expanding its precision cutting capabilities, and gaining a new range of flexibility by adopting Mitsubishi waterjet and laser technology systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/expanding-shop-adds-laser-capacity-waterjet-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/expanding-shop-adds-laser-capacity-waterjet-too#comments Operations Wed, 21 May 2014 22:47:00 +0000 8821 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>MC Machinery Corp.&rsquo;s 3015LVPlusII 40CF-X has 4-KW resonators and 6X12-ft. sheet capacity &mdash; well suited to the demands of speed, accuracy, quality, and efficiency at Miller Integrated Management Group in Hampton Roads, Va.</p> PAPR Design Emphasizes Comfort for Productivity http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/papr-design-emphasizes-comfort-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Welding Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Optrel e3000 is a NIOSH-approved Powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) that optimizes welder uptime while minimizing distractions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/papr-design-emphasizes-comfort-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/papr-design-emphasizes-comfort-productivity#comments Safety & Regulatory Wed, 21 May 2014 21:07:00 +0000 8811 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Optrel e3000&#39;s hose connections to both the helmet and belt-based blower unit swivel to ensure full range of movement, reducing the potential for tangling or snagging on surrounding structures or equipment.</p>