Selected articles from October 2010 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
From tacking operations that require short arc-on times to completing long, continuous welds on thick plate, the welding gun needs to offer the appropriate welding capacity for the job.
When mining equipment manufacturer Bucyrus, Houston, Pa., redesigned its line pans for coal removal, it increased the size and thickness of the equipment. The redesign provided the perfect opportunity to move to an automated welding cell to keep up with the additional 150 lbs. of filler metal that would have to be added to each line pan.
A metal fabricator needs to know what it will be bending before truly being able to specify what type of plate or sheet roll bending machine it needs.
A Baltimore job shop remained on the growth path throughout the recession by circumventing the traditional job bidding process and gaining a serious foothold in the export market.
Robinson Laser recently sold its steel assets to Cargill and, as of 2010 is focusing entirely on the laser cutting of flat parts. To optimize operations, the organization essentially has automated its estimating process, from quick price checks to full- fledged request-for-quotes and order through a Web browser.
Hot-wire GTAW and inspection advances are meeting the oil and gas industry's ever-increasing need for cladding.
After an automative supplier examines its automated and manual welding operations, it discovers greater efficiencies after analyzing and optimizing shielding gas flow.
If your company is bleeding cash, there's no time like the present to start a turnaround effort. The sooner you start, the better, and know that the company's future is at stake.
Working on a 3-D design for the Shashlik Grill, columnist Gerald Davis continues working on the top-level assembly. This time he's modeling two skewer supports.
At a major automotive OEM, a support operation is devoted to continuous improvement projects for the assembly line, fabricating items as needed to make life easier for line workers. Unfortunately, the improvement shop wasn’t very organized. As managers soon realized, it was time to improve the improvement shop.
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