Selected articles from March/April 2008 issue published on TheFabricator.com:
An automotive stamping plant located in Plymouth, Mich., recently integrated more welding cells. In an effort to continue with its aggressive stance on employee health, the company integrated RoboVent™ air filtration systems from Great Lakes Air Systems.
Welding workpieces with circular components can leave welders spinning, literally. By keeping three considerations in mind, welders can stop spinning and start welding.
Shops that perform stainless steel, aluminum, or laser welding are feeling effects of the current helium shortage. Looking into gas blends with lower percentages of helium or alternative gases, and ensuring that day-to-day welding practices are not resulting in helium waste, will help these shops save money and helium supply.
Plasma cutting is a widely used process in the welding industry that provides both speed and precision, but it doesn't happen by accident. Being knowledgeable about your cutting applications, and familiarizing yourself with cutting techniques, maintenance, and safety features, will allow for a productive plasma experience.
Two community college weld instructors and a student collaborated to create a welded metal art sculpture for a silent auction benefiting the college's foundation.
Resistance welding results are only as good as the machine that is completing the process. By understanding how to properly maintain your resistance welding machine, you will be able to prevent unnecessary problems that tend to plague the unit's critical areas.
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