Welding Design & Fabrication http://weldingdesign.com/rss.xml en 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> 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