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David Hass

Metallurgical Process Engineer
General Dynamics Information Technology
Oklahoma City , OK
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Adventures in titanium—WPS

October 26, 2011

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Your customer wants two pieces of metal welded together. Why should you bother with a welding procedure specification? Because conformity leads to quality and enhances safety.

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Titanium glasses

Adventures in titanium—3 questions about repairing titanium eyeglasses by welding

June 2, 2011

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Nguyen needs his titanium eyeglasses repaired and wants some expert advice about how this can best be achieved. The answers to his questions about the process provide valuable insight into some aspects of welding titanium.

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Titanium

Adventures in titanium—Why is my stovepipe hat assembly warping, turning blue, and cracking?

March 21, 2011

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Fabricating a titanium stovepipe hat assembly had one shop perplexed. What was causing the material to turn blue, warp, and crack? Why was it so difficult to make this part fit into the next assembly?

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Titanium—You can weld it!

April 6, 2004

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"Titanium need not be all that hard to weld!"The American Welding Society (AWS)1said it, and I agree. Well-done titanium welds look like frozen mercury: shiny and reflective. A couple of basic factors make titanium different from other metals. These unique characteristics, and a lack of...

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