Tony Anderson

CEng
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products
411 S. Ebenezer Road
Florence, SC 29501


Phone: 800-372-2123
fax: 231-941-9154
www.esabna.com
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Tony has a background as a certified welding inspector, welding engineer-quality manager, and NDT manager. He also serves as chairman of The Aluminum Association Technical Advisory Panel for Welding and Joining, vice chairman of the AWS D1G Subcommittee 7 on Welded Aluminum Structures, and a member of Practical Welding Today's Editorial Review Committee.

To infinity and beyond—with the help of a filler metal

May 19, 2014

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4943 alloy is the first aluminum filler metal developed in the U.S., designed for use in wrought commercial applications, and registered with the Aluminum Association in over 50 years. It was designed primarily to provide a consistently high-strength alternative to filler metal 4043 while maintaining various advantages of 4043. The most interesting and comprehensive series of third-party tests were conducted by NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center for the James Webb Space Telescope project.

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Welding aluminum

June 30, 2009

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The first step in learning about welding aluminum is learning about the various alloys themselves (cast and wrought)—the digits used in the aluminum designation system, the properties of the various alloys, and the considerations in matching a filler metal to a base material.

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Finding an ally alloy

May 15, 2009

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Choosing the best filler metal for aluminum welding involves takinginto account the operating conditions of the finished weldedcomponent as well as six important variables that can affect theoperating condition.

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Quality inspections

July 10, 2007

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To ensure quality welds, it is important to have a quality weld inspection program in place. In order to do so, a company must understand how to evaluate weld characteristics, determine weld quality, and have a welding inspector capable of performing a number of different testing methods.

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Understanding weld discontinuities

June 12, 2003

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A welder's primary concern in any kind of work is ensuring his weld is sound. For this reason, it's important for an inspector examining the weld to be able to spot a variety of weld discontinuities, including:Porosity.Incomplete fusion.Incomplete joint penetration.Unacceptable weld...

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Establishing quality systems for welding

May 16, 2002

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Welding codes and standards exist for a reason. They provide a framework for welders and shop managers to keep quality a top priority in their work.

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Inspection Connection: Radiographic and ultrasonic weld inspection

February 14, 2002

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This article outlines the differences in radiographic and ultrasonic weld inspection, the two most common methods if nondestructive testing. It gives an overview of both methods, including how they are used.

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What welding inspectors should know about welding codes and standards

January 24, 2002

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Many aspects of welded component design and fabrication are governed by documents known as codes and standards.

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Radiographic and ultrasonic weld inspection

December 13, 2001

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This article outlines the differences in radiographic and ultrasonic weld inspection, the two most common methods if nondestructive testing. It gives an overview of both methods, including how they are used.

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