Julio Villafuerte


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Caring for your contact tips

September 14, 2004 | By Julio Villafuerte

The contact tip is one of the smallest and relatively inexpensive components in a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) system, but it can cause catastrophic failure and production downtime, highly penalizing productivity.The basic function of the contact tip is to transfer welding current to the consumable...

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