Practical Welding Today®

July/August 2004

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Selected articles from the July/August 2004 issue available online:

Playing it safe with robotic welding

August 10, 2004

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This robotic welding workcell is guarded on all four sides. The back of the workcell uses the control panel and hard guards to prevent entry to the safeguarded space. The wall must be high enough to ensure that no one can reach over it into the protected area.In 2002 the Robotic Industries...

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Boosting band saw blade life

August 10, 2004

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Because intermittent cutting can be hard on blades, you should find ways to increase blade productivity for your environment. Several guidelines, such as selecting the right blade tooth size, breaking in the blades, and choosing the right blade for the job are ways to help improve the productivity of your band saw blade.

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Man welding with Lincoln Electric power source.

MIG welding—The basics and then some

July 13, 2004

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Whether it's used in the shop, field, or the garage hobby shop, MIG is a great process.

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Delta repair welders aim high

July 13, 2004

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Pilots refer to flying experience as "seat time." For the 300-plus certified welders in Delta Air Lines' TechOps division, the term has a similar meaning. Certification is just the first step for them. Qualified GTAW welders here log plenty of seat time.Whether they maintain ground support...

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Where the welders are

July 13, 2004

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Making sense of the skilled labor shortage in the welding industry is like having conversations with five different people simultaneously while trying to walk a tightrope with a vase on your head and juggle at the same time.Several perspectives play prominent roles in this issue, from the welders...

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