Practical Welding Today®

September/October 2007

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Selected articles from the September/October 2007 issue available online:

Minimizing weld cleaning stripes

September 11, 2007

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Frank Armao gives advice on how to minimize the appearance of cleaning stripes on polished aluminum tread plate.

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Speedglas with Adflo system from 3M

Examining respiratory safety

September 11, 2007

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In the wake of the implementation of OSHA's hexavalent chromium standard, read three fab shops' efforts to provide safe breathing conditions for its welders.

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CNC Plasma

Improvements to CNC plasma technology

September 11, 2007

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Continued improvements to CNC plasma cutting technology have made these units much more adaptable and user friendly. They have also helped improve consistency and cut quality.

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Non-destructive Testing

Seeing the light with NDT

September 11, 2007

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A welding shop specializing in aerospace systems and parts adds nondestructive testing to its in-house capabilities to keep pace with inspection requirements and speed up part turnaround.

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GMAW welder

The tipping point

September 11, 2007

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Incorrect contact tip recess can cause excessive spatter, burn-through and warping, insufficient penetration, and porosity. Welders who become familiar with correct tip recess can avoid these problems as well as unnecessary equipment upgrades yet still improve GMAW quality.

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Arc Welding 101: Don't underestimate welding vocab

September 11, 2007

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Q: I was recently involved in a discussion about a joint discontinuity. We were trying to determine whether it could be considered undercut or underfill. The weld did not fill the butt joint for the entire V-groove length. Some guys classified the melted-away edge of the joint as undercut; I...

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