Cutting and Weld Prep

A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.

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Weld fixturing from virtual to reality

May 11, 2009

A Florida job shop saved on material costs by integrating modular fixturing set up in SolidWorks. The CAD-friendly system allowed the company to define the fixture and the completed weldment before it hit the shot floor.

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portable milling tools

A briefing on portable milling tools:

February 24, 2009

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By following eight simple rules regarding material removal, lubrication, and tips for general use, you can be sure that you are operating your portable milling tool correctly.

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Compact angle grinder has 10,000 RPM no-load speed

November 11, 2008

Metabo Corp.'s compact W8-125, a 5-in. angle grinder, is suitable for finishing welded seams, rough grinding for weld preparation, and sanding and cutting applications. The grinder employs cooling...

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Welding end prep tool designed for high-temperature, -pressure applications

May 13, 2008

Esco Tool offers the MILLHOG® Dictator ID clamping welding end prep tool. It is designed for beveling pipes in which the weld is critical because of high temperatures and pressures.The tool is...

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Angle grinder can be used in many different positions

April 15, 2008

Metabo Corp. has introduced the W6-115, a 4-1/2-in. angle grinder.The 4.5-lb. grinder has a 2-3/16-in.-dia. grip and can be used in many different positions, the company reports. It has a 650-W, 6-amp...

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FABTECH hosts 31,000 visitors, covers 461,627 sq. ft.

January 15, 2008

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show at McCormick Place in Chicago hosted more exhibiting companies and covered more exhibit space than any previous FABTECH. Filling 461,627 sq. ft....

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Keystone employee with robot

Fixturing on display

November 6, 2007

Satisfying the demand for highly variable order quantities, a fabricator of custom point of purchase displays innovated an efficicient robotic GMAW workcell suitable for producing as many as 10,000 parts or as few as 10 parts while also accommodating manual welding.

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FABTECH Intl. & AWS Welding Show returns to Chicago

October 9, 2007

The 2007 FABTECH® International & AWS Welding Show, the largest North American showcase of metal forming, fabricating, stamping, tube and pipe, and welding equipment and technology, will return to...

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Indianapolis Airport

Smooth landing for new airport terminal roof fabrication project

September 11, 2007

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The new Indianapolis International Airport terminal is one of the first airport buildings to be designed, fabricated, and built to survive the type of attack inflicted on the World Trade Center on Sept.11, 2001. The heart of the new terminal is designed to be a circular space—a civic plaza dominated by its great, arched roof. Fabricating the specialty sloping barrel joists, serpentine structural trusses, and torpedo columns for the curvilinear rolling roof presented unique challenges.

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Markal industrial markers

Choose the right industrial marker for your next job

August 8, 2007

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On any welding job, the right tools are essential for precision, efficiency and safety, and selecting the right marking tool is a key decision that is sometimes overlooked.LA-CO®/Markal® provides the welding trade with durable options for high performance industrial markers, ensuring the...

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Manual plasma system

The many faces of plasma cutting

May 8, 2007

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Manual and mechanized plasma cutting systems serve different purposes and require different equipment to perform well. It is up to the user to decide which system is best-suited for the application. This article provides a detailed introduction to both systems, their capabilities, and which applications they are tailored for.

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Band saw

Material separation anxiety

November 7, 2006

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Material separation with a band saw machine is the beginning of most fabrication and many manufacturing operations, but it doesn't have to cause headaches with the proper preventive maintenance.

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How to perform tack welding successfully

April 11, 2006

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Tack welding, a necessary preliminary step in many welding projects, must be performed correctly to achieve optimal results from the final weld and to minimize part defects. Quality is as important in tack welding as it is in the final weld. This article describes proper tack welding conditions.

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Productivity: From pipe dream to reality

March 7, 2006

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As pipe fabricators continue to employ more modern welding processes, they also should consider the role that end preparation plays in productivity. Cutting and clamping methods are two areas to study when it comes to pipe fabrication efficiency.

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Plasma cutting with a robot

March 7, 2006

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Robotic plasma arc cutting can make cutting and weld preparation operations more flexible once you know which equipment, controls, and shielding gas will work best for your application.

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