A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.
September 13, 2005
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.
March 8, 2005
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
February 26, 2004
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.
August 14, 2003
When it comes to weld preparation, choosing the right abrasive wheel for your grinder can make your job easier. Just grabbing your grinder and cleaning up the weld area can result in poorly prepared joints, cross-contaminated welds, and more wear and tear on the tool and the operator.
January 16, 2003
Using orbital welding equipment led to productivity gains in one of the nation's first fusion-welded underground pipelines.
November 15, 2001
This article discusses using induction heating for preheating and (postheating) stress relief of welds. It focuses on what this technology is, how it works, and how it can be used in an industrial setting. This article also gives several real-life examples of how the technology has been used in actual applications.
July 26, 2001
Cost often is a deciding factor when you purchase a grinder. However, the saying "you get what you pay for" can be true when you're talking about tools. The price tag alone doesn't always reflect some of the more important factors--performance level, cost to operate, and tool life--that make a grinder worth its cost.