Tube and Pipe Production |
Using fiber lasers for stainless steel tube and pipe
July 19, 2013
| By Kevin Arnold, P.E., Brian Kopack, Chris Pilcher, Brad Trees
Tube and pipe producers have relied on GTAW and plasma for many decades, and CO2 lasers for more than a decade, but recently another choice has emerged: Fiber lasers. Relying on a solid fiber rather than a gas to generate the laser beam isn’t ideal for every material and wall thickness, but it will change the industry in a profound way.
Arc Welding |
Advanced variable-polarity plasma arc welding
November 29, 2000
| By Chris Pilcher, John Micheli
This article examines variable-plasma arc welding and its uses in the welding of tailor-welded blanks.