Welding Design & Fabrication http://weldingdesign.com/rss.xml en PM for Fume Extraction Systems http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/pm-fume-extraction-systems <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lincoln Electric introduced a preventive maintenance service its said would offer numerous short- and long-term benefits to customers who use fume extraction systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/pm-fume-extraction-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/pm-fume-extraction-systems#comments Safety & Regulatory Thu, 18 Sep 2014 04:52:00 +0000 9251 at http://weldingdesign.com Machine Cuts Pipe, Squares, Tubes, and Plates Too http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/machine-cuts-pipe-squares-tubes-and-plates-too <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The HGG Multi-Profile Cutting machine is a cost-effective and flexible option for manufacturers with production volumes that do not justify dedicated machines for profiling pipe alone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/machine-cuts-pipe-squares-tubes-and-plates-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/machine-cuts-pipe-squares-tubes-and-plates-too#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:18:00 +0000 9241 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The MPC can be configured to cut a variety of profile shapes, including pipes, box sections, angle bars, and flat sheet metal strips.</p> Multi-Profile Cutting Machine http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/multi-profile-cutting-machine <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>The MPC is a pipe cutting and profiling machine that can be configured to cut other profile shapes as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/multi-profile-cutting-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/multi-profile-cutting-machine#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:14:00 +0000 9231 at http://weldingdesign.com Novel Welder Speeds, Increases Throughput for Custom Shop http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/novel-welder-speeds-increases-throughput-custom-shop <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Marlin Steel installed a new NC welding system, developed by Ideal Welding Systems specifically for wire welding, but capable of switching tooling to perform sheet metal welding too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/novel-welder-speeds-increases-throughput-custom-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/novel-welder-speeds-increases-throughput-custom-shop#comments Equipment & Automation Gold Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:39:00 +0000 9221 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Versaweld NC jig welder now installed at Marlin Steel in Baltimore is the only one of its type in North America, and one of just five in the world.</p> Inside an ArcelorMittal Steel Processing Plant [SLIDESHOW] http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/inside-arcelormittal-steel-processing-plant-slideshow <div class="field-byline"> Ginger Christ, Associate Editor, IndustryWeek </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>ArcelorMittal has announced a joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. which is operating at about 80% of capacity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/inside-arcelormittal-steel-processing-plant-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/inside-arcelormittal-steel-processing-plant-slideshow#comments Equipment & Automation Operations Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:14:00 +0000 9211 at http://weldingdesign.com Broadwind Returns With New Wind Tower Order http://weldingdesign.com/operations/broadwind-returns-new-wind-tower-order <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Broadwind Energy Inc. announced a new contract for wind-tower fabrication worth $14 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/broadwind-returns-new-wind-tower-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/broadwind-returns-new-wind-tower-order#comments Operations Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:27:00 +0000 9201 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Broadwind builds towers for mounting wind turbines at fabricating operations in Texas and Wisconsin.</p> Dual-Arm Robot Raises Stakes for Collaborative Manufacturing http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/dual-arm-robot-raises-stakes-collaborative-manufacturing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ABB Robotics introduced a new dual-arm robot it calls the first in the world that is “truly collaborative” with individual workers in the production line or fabricating cell. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/dual-arm-robot-raises-stakes-collaborative-manufacturing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/dual-arm-robot-raises-stakes-collaborative-manufacturing#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 11 Sep 2014 04:31:00 +0000 9191 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The YuMi &mdash; a trademark ABB Robotics said it chose to suggest &ldquo;you and me,&rdquo; working together &mdash; is designed for workspaces where people and automation work interactively on the same tasks.</p> Faster, Smarter Welding Process Simulation http://weldingdesign.com/operations/faster-smarter-welding-process-simulation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shortened simulation time and optionally available Altair-based meshing module improve welders’ usability of Simufact.welding 4.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/faster-smarter-welding-process-simulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/faster-smarter-welding-process-simulation#comments Operations Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:16:00 +0000 9181 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>In post-processing, Simufact.welding 4 allows users to define the coordinate systems, so they can make evaluations of the projections based on their own flexible priorities.</p> Inside The Miller Electric Training Center http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/inside-miller-electric-training-center <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Miller Electric&#39;s training center in Rancho Cucamonga, CA is the ultimate gearhead welding paradise. We take a look at some of the cool new products there like the Multimatic 200 and Millermatic 211! </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/inside-miller-electric-training-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/inside-miller-electric-training-center#comments Equipment & Automation Processes Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 9171 at http://weldingdesign.com Benefits of Frequency Adjustment on Aluminum using the Miller Dynasty 200 DX TIG Welder http://weldingdesign.com/processes/benefits-frequency-adjustment-aluminum-using-miller-dynasty-200-dx-tig-welder <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div><p>Miller Marketing Manager John Swartz and Pure Vision fabricator Aaron Cranford discuss modifications to the radiator in the Pure Vision TT Camaro, using the Dynasty&reg; 200 DX TIG welder. John also discusses the benefits of frequency adjustment when TIG welding aluminum.</p> </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/processes/benefits-frequency-adjustment-aluminum-using-miller-dynasty-200-dx-tig-welder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/benefits-frequency-adjustment-aluminum-using-miller-dynasty-200-dx-tig-welder#comments Operations Processes Thu, 04 Sep 2014 14:05:00 +0000 9161 at http://weldingdesign.com Telescoping Arm Available for Fume Extraction http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/telescoping-arm-available-fume-extraction <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There is a new telescoping-arm option available for some models of Miller Electric Mfg.’s Filtair fume-extraction systems, offering users the possibility of maximizing workspaces. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/telescoping-arm-available-fume-extraction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/telescoping-arm-available-fume-extraction#comments Safety & Regulatory Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:33:00 +0000 9151 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Available for certain Miller Filtair fume-extraction systems, the new telescoping arm (shown here on the Filtair SWX model) allows users to maximize work space, especially where smaller welding booths are in use, training centers.</p> 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>