Welding Design & Fabrication http://weldingdesign.com/rss.xml en First Look at New Orbital Welding Power Supply http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-look-new-orbital-welding-power-supply <div class="field-byline"> John Throngard </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Does the M217 measure up to the reliability and quality of the M207? Yes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-look-new-orbital-welding-power-supply" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-look-new-orbital-welding-power-supply#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000 9601 at http://weldingdesign.com Better Arc Performance, System Modularity Improve MIG Productivity http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/better-arc-performance-system-modularity-improve-mig-productivity <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Miller Electric’s Continuum 500 industrial MIG welding system improves arc starts and maintains more stable arc performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/better-arc-performance-system-modularity-improve-mig-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/better-arc-performance-system-modularity-improve-mig-productivity#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:46:00 +0000 9591 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Miller Electric Mfg. developed the Continuum 500 system to make arc starts easier arc and arc performance more stable arc performance, so that welders (regardless of skill level) can achieve better results, on thin or thick metals.</p> Pre-Engineered Robotic Welding Cells for First Timers http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pre-engineered-robotic-welding-cells-first-timers <div class="field-byline"> WeldingDesign staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Lincoln Electric Company is introducing a new option for manufacturers adopting automated welding capability for the first time. The Auto-Mate pre-engineered robotic welding cells, available in two designs, are described as &ldquo;affordable&rdquo; units that allow new adoptees of automated welding capability to establish the operation in their plant or shop, quickly and easily.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pre-engineered-robotic-welding-cells-first-timers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/pre-engineered-robotic-welding-cells-first-timers#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:32:00 +0000 9581 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The Auto-Mate 10 (left) and the Auto-Mate 5 (right) are pre-engineered work cells for automated welding installations, supplied with a Fanuc Arc Mate 0iB robot.</p> Lockheed Martin Tapped to Redesign Alaska Rocket Launch Pad http://weldingdesign.com/operations/lockheed-martin-tapped-redesign-alaska-rocket-launch-pad <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lockheed Martin won a bidding process for a project to reconfigure of Alaska’s Kodiak Launch Complex.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/lockheed-martin-tapped-redesign-alaska-rocket-launch-pad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/lockheed-martin-tapped-redesign-alaska-rocket-launch-pad#comments Operations Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:02:00 +0000 9571 at http://weldingdesign.com In Pursuit of Optimal Weld Parameters http://weldingdesign.com/white-papers/pursuit-optimal-weld-parameters <div class="field-byline"> Chris Bertoni </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>There is nothing new about a quest for an Optimal weld. Attempts to improve weld quality are a routine challenge for most folks in the welding industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/white-papers/pursuit-optimal-weld-parameters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/white-papers/pursuit-optimal-weld-parameters#comments White Papers Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:50:00 +0000 9561 at http://weldingdesign.com Underwater Aluminum Welding with Lincoln Electric http://weldingdesign.com/operations/underwater-aluminum-welding-lincoln-electric <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Phoenix International has created a unique dry-chamber underwater welding system to repair the US Navy's fleet of LCS2 Aluminum 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/operations/underwater-aluminum-welding-lincoln-electric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/underwater-aluminum-welding-lincoln-electric#comments Operations Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:05:00 +0000 9551 at http://weldingdesign.com Managing Metal Processing for Machinery Maker http://weldingdesign.com/operations/managing-metal-processing-machinery-maker <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>McConnel uses Lantek Expert sheet-metal processing software to design and build agricultural machinery at its factory in Ludlow, England. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/managing-metal-processing-machinery-maker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/managing-metal-processing-machinery-maker#comments Operations Processes Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:23:00 +0000 9541 at http://weldingdesign.com <p align="left">Plasma cutting for sheet metal at McConnel&rsquo;s agricultural machinery plant in Ludlow, Shropshire, England.</p> Durability, Portability Make Wire-Feeders Reliable and Functional http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/durability-portability-make-wire-feeders-reliable-and-functional <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fronius wire-feeding cases are fully enclosed and shock-resistant devices protected against dust, humidity, and water spray.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/durability-portability-make-wire-feeders-reliable-and-functional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/durability-portability-make-wire-feeders-reliable-and-functional#comments Consumables Equipment & Automation Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:36:00 +0000 9531 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The VR 5000 Case wire-feeder for D300 spools is protected against dust, humidity and water spray.</p> Stick Welding Square Tubing http://weldingdesign.com/operations/stick-welding-square-tubing <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="335" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/7IHGYdkKHD0" width="596"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/stick-welding-square-tubing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/stick-welding-square-tubing#comments Operations Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:23:00 +0000 9501 at http://weldingdesign.com Mobility's Influence on Manufacturing Processes, People http://weldingdesign.com/operations/mobilitys-influence-manufacturing-processes-people <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Every aspect of manufacturing has become increasingly “connected,” and that connectivity is accelerating. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/mobilitys-influence-manufacturing-processes-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/mobilitys-influence-manufacturing-processes-people#comments Operations Processes Wed, 03 Dec 2014 01:57:00 +0000 9491 at http://weldingdesign.com Scanner Adopts Computed Radiography for Weld Inspection http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/scanner-adopts-computed-radiography-weld-inspection <div class="field-byline"> WeldingDesign.com Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>GE’s CRxVision tabletop scanner adopts computed radiography for weld inspection. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/scanner-adopts-computed-radiography-weld-inspection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/scanner-adopts-computed-radiography-weld-inspection#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:11:00 +0000 9471 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The CRxVision scanner&rsquo;s wide latitude &mdash; a result of 16-bit image processing at 35/70 microns resolution &mdash; eliminates the need for multiple gain settings when exposing over a wide range of thicknesses.</p> Lincoln Electric Partners with FFA on Student-Designed Welding Helmet http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/lincoln-electric-partners-ffa-student-designed-welding-helmet <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lincoln Electric partnered with National FFA Organization to manufacture and sell contest winner welding helmet design.</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/safety-regulatory/lincoln-electric-partners-ffa-student-designed-welding-helmet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/safety-regulatory/lincoln-electric-partners-ffa-student-designed-welding-helmet#comments Safety & Regulatory Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:27:00 +0000 9451 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The first place winner, the Highland FFA chapter, located in Gilbert, Arizona, led by advisor Curtis Willems, will soon see its design on the limited-edition Viking helmet. The design features a blue-and-gold color scheme, emblazoned with a photographic image of a Bald Eagle on the side and the FFA logo at the top. At the bottom of the visor, the helmet boasts the FFA motto: &ldquo;Learning to Do. Doing to Learn. Earning to Live. Living to Serve.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> LED Increase Visibility, Productivity, Accuracy http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/led-increase-visibility-productivity-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Hougen Manufacturing introduced what it called the first pilot light to the magnet of their new drill models. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/led-increase-visibility-productivity-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/led-increase-visibility-productivity-accuracy#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:31:00 +0000 9441 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The LED light along the bottom of the cutting teeth and over the pilot tip that extends from the end of the cutter allows the operator is able to see the pilot point and center punch of the hole, which increases operator productivity and hole-location accuracy.</p> For Small Fabricators, More Insight Is More Upside http://weldingdesign.com/operations/small-fabricators-more-insight-more-upside <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Rodney Jenkins explains that a small business requires management that is just as well informed as global enterprises achieve.</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/small-fabricators-more-insight-more-upside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/small-fabricators-more-insight-more-upside#comments Operations Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:58:00 +0000 9431 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Harris Manufacturing is a small manufacturer with a commitment to its customers, and deeper insight to its enterprise data thanks to cloud-based business software.</p> U.S. Employment Figures and the Industries Skills Gap http://weldingdesign.com/operations/us-employment-figures-and-industries-skills-gap <div class="field-byline"> Tulsa Welding School </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>While opinions vary as to the degree of progress or success for the U.S. economic recovery since the great recession, there is an important debate within the debate about the nature of the jobs available in today’s market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/us-employment-figures-and-industries-skills-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/us-employment-figures-and-industries-skills-gap#comments Operations Processes Safety & Regulatory Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:22:00 +0000 9411 at http://weldingdesign.com Steelmaker Starts Russia’s First Tailor-Welding Line http://weldingdesign.com/operations/steelmaker-starts-russia-s-first-tailor-welding-line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Severstal has started up a tailor-welding line for steel automotive panels, the first such line in Russia for automakers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/steelmaker-starts-russia-s-first-tailor-welding-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/steelmaker-starts-russia-s-first-tailor-welding-line#comments Operations Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:52:00 +0000 9401 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Severstal SMC Vsevolozhsk&rsquo;s new tailor-welding line is an automated operation capable of laser welding steel sheet of different thicknesses, to optimize stamping of auto body panels and doors.</p> Fluxarc -- Flux Core Welding Wire by Longevity [VIDEO] http://weldingdesign.com/processes/fluxarc-flux-core-welding-wire-longevity-video <div class="node-body video-body"><div></div>Demonstration of Longevity's Fluxarc -- Flux Core Welding Wire. Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW or FCA) is a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding process. FCAW requires a continuously-fed consumable.</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/fluxarc-flux-core-welding-wire-longevity-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/fluxarc-flux-core-welding-wire-longevity-video#comments Consumables Processes Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:36:00 +0000 9391 at http://weldingdesign.com Selecting, Applying the Right Technology for Welding Batteries http://weldingdesign.com/operations/selecting-applying-right-technology-welding-batteries <div class="field-byline"> Geoff Shannon, Ph.D. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Joining materials battery manufacturing allows different options, including resistance, ultrasonic, micro-TIG and laser welding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/selecting-applying-right-technology-welding-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/selecting-applying-right-technology-welding-batteries#comments Operations Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:20:00 +0000 9381 at http://weldingdesign.com New Design Improves MIG/MAG Wire Feeding http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-design-improves-migmag-wire-feeding <div class="field-byline"> Ellen Baran </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>A new wire-feed mechanism uses individual drives to ensure synchronous wire delivery to the torch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-design-improves-migmag-wire-feeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-design-improves-migmag-wire-feeding#comments Equipment & Automation Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 9371 at http://weldingdesign.com Targeted Preheating Improves Laser-Hybrid Welding for HSS http://weldingdesign.com/processes/targeted-preheating-improves-laser-hybrid-welding-hss <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>LZH and its research partners developed a reliable hybrid welding system using inductive pre-heating. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/targeted-preheating-improves-laser-hybrid-welding-hss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/targeted-preheating-improves-laser-hybrid-welding-hss#comments Processes Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:33:00 +0000 9351 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>High-strength, fine-grain structural steels can be joined without hot cracks using the laser-GMA hybrid welding process developed at the LZH.<br /> Phot by LZH</p> Lincoln Electric Buying Automation System Integrator http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/lincoln-electric-buying-automation-system-integrator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lincoln Electric has bought a Easom Automation, a Michigan-based integrator of welding and fabricating equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/lincoln-electric-buying-automation-system-integrator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/lincoln-electric-buying-automation-system-integrator#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:24:00 +0000 9331 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>This two-axis robot-anchored transfer system is an example of the types of work cell systems Easom Automation designs.</p> Mechanical Weld Backing Methods http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mechanical-weld-backing-methods <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>For most applications of fusion welded joints, it is unnecessary to go to the trouble and expense of ensuring fully continuous transition of metal between parent materials. The fillet weld and the partial penetration butt weld usually are adequate, employed intelligently, they can meet many structural requirements.</p> <p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/site-files/weldingdesign.com/files/uploads/2014/10/HTF_TechPaper1.pdf" target="_blank">Download this technical paper.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mechanical-weld-backing-methods" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/mechanical-weld-backing-methods#comments Equipment & Automation Operations Processes Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:09:00 +0000 9321 at http://weldingdesign.com New Compact Machine for Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Cutting http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-compact-machine-plasma-and-oxy-fuel-cutting <div class="field-byline"> Welding Design staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>ESAB Cutting Systems introduced SGX as a compact, automated cutting machine for plasma and oxy-fuel cutting in an affordable package.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-compact-machine-plasma-and-oxy-fuel-cutting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/new-compact-machine-plasma-and-oxy-fuel-cutting#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:43:00 +0000 9301 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The SGX is available in sizes to cover plates up to 2,500 mm (8 ft.) wide, and up to two 6,000 mm (20 ft.) plates end-to-end. ESAB offers the cutting system with a choice of downdraft tables or water tables for dry or under-water plasma cutting.</p> First Omnidirectional Trackless Arc Welding http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-omnidirectional-trackless-arc-welding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Lincoln Electric has acquired exclusive global license to Helical Robotics proprietary magnetic robotic technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-omnidirectional-trackless-arc-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/equipment-automation/first-omnidirectional-trackless-arc-welding#comments Equipment & Automation Thu, 02 Oct 2014 13:25:00 +0000 9291 at http://weldingdesign.com Increased Control for Pulsed-Arc Welding http://weldingdesign.com/processes/increased-control-pulsed-arc-welding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fronius developed the PMC (Pulse Multi Control) pulse-welding package on the high measuring and control speed of its most recent TPS/i MIG/MAG power source platform. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/processes/increased-control-pulsed-arc-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/processes/increased-control-pulsed-arc-welding#comments Processes Gold Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:49:00 +0000 9281 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>The activated penetration stabilizer ensures optimum edge detection. (Material: CrNi 3 mm, wire: 308 1.0, gas: 97.5%/2.5%, wire feed speed: 17 m/min, welding speed: 1.3 m/min, arc length stabilizer: 0.3, penetration stabilizer: max.)</p> Shiloh Acquires Radar, Adding Stamping, Custom Welding http://weldingdesign.com/operations/shiloh-acquires-radar-adding-stamping-custom-welding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Shiloh Industries Inc. is buying Radar Industries, a series of stamping and fabricating plants in Michigan and Mexico, adding tooling and stamping technologies to its portfolio. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://weldingdesign.com/operations/shiloh-acquires-radar-adding-stamping-custom-welding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://weldingdesign.com/operations/shiloh-acquires-radar-adding-stamping-custom-welding#comments Operations Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:29:00 +0000 9271 at http://weldingdesign.com <p>Radar Industries has product design and engineering capability, and operates automated MIG and TIG welding cells to produce automotive assemblies.</p> 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>