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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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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New study shows no link between welding and Parkinson's

February 2, 2006

The Welding Information Center today announced that a new epidemiological study published in the February 2006 issue of Occupational and Environmental Medicineconcluded that no link exists between...

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Air nozzle provides high-velocity airflow

November 8, 2005

Exair has introduced its Micro Air Nozzle™ that provides blowoff with a directed high-volume, high-velocity airflow.The nozzle projects less than 1 in. past the mounting surface, which allows...

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Advanced materials require advanced knowledge

November 8, 2005

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Given the range of advanced high-strength steels to be introduced into automotive bodies over the next decade, automakers must recognize the implication of non-traditional resistance spot weld failure modes.

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Just say no to rework

November 8, 2005

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Most imperfections related to band sawing that cause rework can be avoided by following proper band sawing techniques and strategies including preventive maintenance, choosing the proper band saw blade, and using less fluid.

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Details on Domex 700 MC

November 8, 2005

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Domex 700 MC, an extra-high-strength HSLA steel, can use milling and thermal cutting to prepare a joint for welding and most common fusion welding methods to joint it -- but a few specifics regarding filler metal are important to know before welding this steel.

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Get your schedule in order

September 13, 2005

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The quality of resistance-welded components depends on the weld schedule, which comprises several machine settings. Although many resistance welding machine and electrode suppliers offer standard weld schedules for common metal combination, special weld schedules often are necessary to address increased use of special metals, joint combinations, coatings, and weld-through sealants and adhesives.

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Time and money

July 12, 2005

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To choose the best tubular electrode, you should consider some basic factors relevant to any welding application: base metal, gas, weld size, and joint position requirements.

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Incorporating beveling economically

April 11, 2005

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While beveling is known as a common procedure used to shape the edges of thick plates or pipes for welding, not everybody knows how to make the process cost-efficient in the overall welding operation.

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Frequently asked questions about hardfacing

March 8, 2005

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This robot is hardfacing an agricultural tool.At first glance, hardfacing can be confusing and troublesome; in reality, it isn't. Understanding some of the basics about hardfacing can go a long way toward instilling confidence in your hardfacing product selection.The following 19 answers to...

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Abrasive brushes fit fineblanking deburring machines

February 8, 2005

Abtex Corp. BRADEX® fiber abrasive brushes are designed to fit most deburring machines.The fineblanking brushes have extra fill density for placing more fibers across the face of the workpiece....

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Abrasive nylon brushes deburr, finish in one setup

January 11, 2005

Weiler Corp. offers the Nylox® line of abrasive nylon brushes designed to deburr and finish in one setup.Abrasive grain-impregnated nylon filaments act like flexible files, deburring and edge...

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ABICOR Binzel announces promotions, hires robotics laser specialist

August 10, 2004

ABICOR Binzel Corp., Frederick, Md., has promoted Paul E. Pfingston to the position of national sales manager and Robert R. Magers as customer service supervisor. In conjunction with its affiliate...

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Prima hires sales, support professional for Mexico

June 8, 2004

Prima Laser Tools has hired Belisario Antillon to handle sales and support for all of Mexico. He is responsible for increasing and supporting sales to both customers and distributors.Antillon's sales...

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Three optional techniques for beveling

February 26, 2004

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Many fabricators use standard plasma cutters and abrasives to create beveled edges. Along with these traditional methods, welders also have the option of using three alternative beveling techniques: punch and nibble, peeling and shearing, and milling and routing. Each has advantages and drawbacks.

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