June 17, 2008
By: Colin Macrae
The energy sector is hot right now, and so is pipe production. Finding the optimum material for making pipe for this industry is tricky. Low-alloy carbon steels tend to be strong, but lack corrosion resistance. Stainless steels resist corrosion but lack strength. Cladding low-alloy carbon steel with a thin layer of a corrosion-resistant alloy is a suitable process, one that AWS Schaefer has devised for manufacturing such pipes.
The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 CO2 laser-cutting system is simply innovative. It combines high performance with a compact and flexible design, ideal for fabrication job shops looking to expand into laser-cutting services.
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