Practical Welding Today®

March/April 2004

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Selected articles from the March/April 2004 issue available online:

Aluminum Workshop: Understanding AC and HAZ ‘cracks’

January 2, 2015

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Q: I know that when aluminum alloys are gas tungsten arc-welded (GTAW), usually we use alternating current (AC) because it give some sort of cleaning action. Can you explain what it is and how it works? A: Sure, let’s try. But before I start, let me admit that this explanation is a bit of a...

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Don't throw away your profit margin

April 6, 2004

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Grinding applications can be divided into three broad categories, especially with regard to tube and pipe:Welding preparation and heavy metal removalMetal fabrication and constructionLight metal removal, finishing and sharpeningAbrasives for grinders come in many grains, shapes, and product designs...

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Personality + Protection

April 6, 2004

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Being expected to wear more than one hat at work these days is commonplace??but not more than one welding helmet.

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Order for earthquake resistance in the court

March 25, 2004

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New construction abounds all over the U.S., and Seattle is not immune to this trend. In 2002 an open-looking courthouse was completed, rising 387 feet above the city skyline.

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Flying high with orbital welding

March 11, 2004

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Orbital welding first was developed in the late 1960s by a group of engineers from McDonnell Douglas to join aerospace tubes. These engineers were aware of the problems associated with producing repeatable welds for their critical applications.

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