Selected articles from November 2001 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
This article discusses using induction heating for preheating and (postheating) stress relief of welds. It focuses on what this technology is, how it works, and how it can be used in an industrial setting. This article also gives several real-life examples of how the technology has been used in actual applications.
The article discusses special considerations that must be kept in mind when hardness testing tube and pipe. Rockwell and Brinell are covered. Special considerations include surface finish, wall thickness, deflection, and internal supports.
This article discusses improvements to the GTAW torch that should enhance the productivity and quality of welding operations. It specifically discusses the welding gun's affect on ergonomics and cooling capacity.
This article examines robotic welding and discusses the considerations behind choosing to use (or not use) welding robots. It answers the questions what comprises a robotic welding installation, what costs are associated, and what industries are best suited for robotic welding.
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