Kirk Webb

Welding Engineer
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912

Phone: 800-426-4553

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Arc Welding | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

Pulsed GTAW for stainless steel

April 1, 2010 | By Kirk Webb, Mark Kadlec, Brad Hemmert

Some welders swear that stainless steel warps if you just look at it wrong. This is an exaggeration, but it does reflect the metal's low rate of thermal conductivity, which causes the input heat to remain localized; localized heating and cooling promotes distortion. Adding more heat doesn't...

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