Practical Welding Today®

May/June 2007

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Selected articles from the May/June 2007 issue available online:

Paul Cameron

Arc Welding 101 - Paint tank troubles

May 8, 2007

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I am building a 400-gallon paint tank and I'm having trouble with leaks when using gas metal arc welding (GMAW).

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Air filtration system

Breathing easy

May 8, 2007

A manufacturer of hospital and nursing home furniture upgraded its air filtration systems in its London, Ont., Canada, manufacturing plant.

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Nonlocking paddle switch ginders

Grinding the way to safety

May 8, 2007

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More power in grinders gives rise to additional safety concerns. Having twice as much power in the same-size tool has especially increased the industry wide demand for nonlocking paddle switch grinders.

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Blasting the bottleneck blues

May 8, 2007

A mechanical contractor that fabricates carbon steel water pipe addressed its need for welders, as well as a bottleneck situation originating at its welding station, by converting from shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) to gas metal arc welding (GMAW).

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Manual plasma system

The many faces of plasma cutting

May 8, 2007

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Manual and mechanized plasma cutting systems serve different purposes and require different equipment to perform well. It is up to the user to decide which system is best-suited for the application. This article provides a detailed introduction to both systems, their capabilities, and which applications they are tailored for.

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