Dr. Ian Harris

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Arc Welding | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Improving GTAW for producers, fabricators

July 19, 2013 | By Dr. Yehuda Baskin, Dr. Ian Harris

Gas tungsten arc welding, a joining process developed decades ago, has been improved by many technology developments over the years, but the essentials are unchanged: It uses an electric arc between a nonconsumable tungsten electrode and the workpiece to produce a weld pool, and it uses a shielding gas. Experiments with brushing on or pasting on mixed metal oxide slurries have shown how this decades-old process can improve dramatically in penetration and speed.

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