W.F. Garth Stapon

Marketing Manager, Metal Fabrication
Praxair Inc.
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Shielding Gas Primer GTAW

Consumables | Articles | Practical Welding Today

A shielding gas primer for GTAW

January 27, 2009 | By W.F. Garth Stapon

With so many blends of shielding gas available, it can be a difficult task to determine which gas or gas blend best suits a particular GTAW application. To simplify that task, you must first understand the distinct properties that each gas or gas mixture brings to the table and how best to optimize the mixture once it's been determined.

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Plasma arc cutting

Plasma Cutting | Articles | The Tube & Pipe Journal

The ABCs of PAC

March 13, 2007 | By W.F. Garth Stapon, Randy Damas, Bob Einfeldt

Plasma arc cutting systems come in many capabilities. Knowing what those capabilities are and which ones you need for your operation is crucial when choosing a system.

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Effects of shielding gas

Arc Welding | Articles | Practical Welding Today

7 effects of shielding gas

January 9, 2007 | By W.F. Garth Stapon, Kevin Lyttle

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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Consumables | Articles | Practical Welding Today

Simplifying shielding gas selection

January 11, 2005 | By Kevin Lyttle, W.F. Garth Stapon

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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Consumables | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Selecting a shielding gas for joining stainless steel

June 8, 2004 | By Kevin Lyttle, W.F. Garth Stapon

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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