Practical Welding Today®

May/June 2006

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Selected articles from the May/June 2006 issue available online:

Aluminum Workshop: New wire brand may mean new parameters

December 12, 2014

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Q: When I run out of aluminum gas metal arc welding (GMAW) wire and buy a different brand, it doesn’t seem to weld as smoothly. Is there that much of a quality difference among brands? A: While there may be a difference in quality, you may be experiencing something else entirely. If you’ve...

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Arc Welding 101: Uphill MIG

November 5, 2014

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Q: What patterns is used in uphill gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and what amperage should I use on 0.25-in. plate using 75 percent argon/25 percent carbon dioxide shielding gas? Where I work—I build farm equipment—there’s no need for uphill welding, so I like to practice at lunch. August F....

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Hitting pay dirt -- in pipe

May 9, 2006

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Fabricating and repairing pipe in the oil-rich tar sands of Alberta, Canada, is an enormous, ongoing project that requires specialized equipment to meet a variety of challenges. John Page is a consultant in Canada who has been working on several of these projects and has learned what's needed to get the jobs done.

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Choosing a gouging method

May 9, 2006

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Plasma gouging and air carbon-arc gouging have their advantages and disadvantages. The most distinct differences are in cost, fume production, and necessary postcutting operations.

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Stop pickin' up bad vibrations

May 9, 2006

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Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), vibration white-finger, and carpal tunnel syndrome are all side effects of vibration overexposure, which can occur through using grinders often. Find out how to prevent these effects and reduce your overexposure to vibrations from using grinders and other power tools.

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