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Welding exhaust system components

September 17, 2001

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In the field of automobile exhaust systems, such components as manifolds, pipes, catalytic converters, and mufflers are joined either by the car manufacturer or by a subcontractor to form a subassembly ready for attachment.

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Robotic arc welding gets smart in real time

September 4, 2001

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Whether you're dealing with low part counts or wild welding variables or the challenges of just-in-time production, monitoring software can help smooth your operation.

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How to Kill a Robotic Project in Five Easy Steps

July 12, 2001

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How would you like to fail utterly in your quest to modernize your shop with robotic weldingequipment? Look no further—we've got all the bad advice you need right here.

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Automated welding for job shops

July 12, 2001

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A robotic weldingsystem represents a significant capital investment for a job shop.

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Taking advantage of laser welding

May 15, 2001

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The advantages of laser welding are being exploited in myriad applications across the metal fabrication industry.

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Welding aluminum tailored blanks with Nd:YAG lasers for automotive applications

February 19, 2001

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The increased average power at the workpiece delivered by a 4-kilowatt, continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser source can be used for tailored blank welding of aluminum alloys

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Designing for successful robotic arc welding automation

February 19, 2001

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For a fabricator to enjoy the benefits afforded by a robotic welding system, the parts to be welded and the system itself must be designed properly.

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