Selected articles from March 2010 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
This article looks at contact tips used in GMAW and discusses a few tips to help industry professionals and welding enthusiasts get their money is worth from MIG contact tips while still guaranteeing high quality workmanship.
When welders tackle new materials, weldability should always be on their radar. Certain alloys aren't so kind to the welding gun.
Working on a design for a Shashlik Grill,columnist Gerald Davis provides guidance so that the designer ends up with a design that allows him to explore various changes to the size of the overall product while having the component parts stretch or shrink automatically
Abrasive waterjet has moved beyond flat plate cutting. Today, the jet can move in Z and tilt to cut complex designs out of thick plate, and even tube and barstock.
Wind tower production requires intensive use of the rolling machine. Because of this, selecting the right rolling machine is paramount.
While it may seem as though movies and popcorn have always co-existed, the automatic popcorn machine actually was invented by Charles Cretor in 1893—before the first motion picture premiered. A century and a quarter-century later, manufacturer C. Cretors & Company, Chicago, celebrates its anniversary, success, and outright survival—bending and adapting through two world wars, the Great Depression, the advent of automobiles, television, the electronic age, dot.comera, globalization—and motion pictures.
Salem Metal Fabricators quotes a fair price, regardless of the economy, and has been able to maintain long-term customer relationships because of it.
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