April 30, 2010 | By Dean C. Phillips
Welding metals of dissimilar strengths requires that a welder consider some specific factors, to ensure a solid joint.
June 12, 2007 | By Dean C. Phillips
As manufacturers strive for lower costs and greater efficiencies, they tend to substitute high-strength materials for standard materials. One such high-strength material is ASTM A514/514M-05. Although it is not difficult to weld, joining it successfully requires paying close attention to the preheat temperature, interpass temperature, and filler metal.
June 13, 2006 | By Dean C. Phillips
To compete in a global market, all stampers need adapt their manufacturing processes. By mixing automation with electronic controls, job shops can increase output and exceed past manufacturing goals.