Kevin Lyttle

Development Scientist
Praxair Technology Center
175 E. Park Drive
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Phone: 716-879-7290

Effects of shielding gas

7 effects of shielding gas

January 9, 2007

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Depending on your application, various components of your shielding gas blend can help or hurt you. Find out what effects shielding gas has on your weld and what you can do to get the best results.

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Resolving the challenges of welding coated steels

September 13, 2005


The increased use of coated steels has resulted in an intensified search for solutions to the problems posed by joining these materials. High levels of spatter and welding fume, weld porosity, and poor bead shape are common. These problems lead to increased post-weld cleaning costs, reduced quality, greater rework, and an overall reduction in productivity. The right wire size and type, matched with the most appropriate shielding gas, can substantially improve gas metal arc welding (GMAW) performance on galvanized and coated steels.

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Simplifying shielding gas selection

January 11, 2005

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Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions: Why is welding affected by the shielding gases used? Why are so many blends available for carbon steel? Why can I use some gases for some materials and not others? Answering these questions will help you take the mystery...

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Selecting a shielding gas for joining stainless steel

June 8, 2004

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The use of stainless steel has grown significantly over the past decade in North America. As its use has grown, so has the number of different consumables required to join it. Because stainless steels are used in applications that are different from carbon steels, it follows that their welding...

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