April 1, 2009
By: Chad Rhodes
Although the energy market has seen ups and downs, overall the trend is a growth path. A manufacturer of welded structural and mechanical tube and pipe can get into this market by using its existing mill to manufacture oil country tubular goods (such as line pipe and casing) and adding a finishing floor to its operations. Understanding API requirements is the first step in planning a finishing floor layout.
The PTX Eco Smart is a multi-functional grinding and polishing system for flat surfaces and open or closed pipe constructions. Grind from coarse to very fine finishes, and burnish to a high-gloss finish. Work with stainless steel, steel and nonferrous metals (aluminum, brass, bronze and copper), wood, and rigid plastic.
MIG welding troubleshooting tips - by Josh Welton
Having problems with your MIG welding equipment? Maintenance and troubleshooting knowledge can help you keep it running like a top.
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