Practical Welding Today®

January/February 2002

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Selected articles from the January/February 2002 issue available online:

Plan ahead

January 24, 2002

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Technological advances have influenced the welding industry heavily. Computerized equipment, precision robotics, positioning devices, and new and refined welding processes have given new tools to welding engineers, technicians, and craftsman welders.

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A dream come true

January 24, 2002

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By the time he was 12, John Rubino was on a quest: He wanted to weld sculptures.

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What welding inspectors should know about welding codes and standards

January 24, 2002

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Many aspects of welded component design and fabrication are governed by documents known as codes and standards.

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Selecting a GTAW power source

January 10, 2002

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The author is an end-user of power sources who shares his knowledge of how to pick a GTAW power source for an application. He considers the application, materials to be welded, power requirements, usage, time constraints, and additional capacity.

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worker using an oxyfuel cutter

Practicing safe oxyfuel cutting

January 10, 2002

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This article provides tips for safe oxyfuel cutting and welding. It offers specific practices for using cylinder valves, regulators, hoses, tips, and torches.

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