Practical Welding Today®

September/October 2010

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Selected articles from the September/October 2010 issue available online:

Consumables Corner: Combating overheating in work clamps

July 8, 2014

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Q: I weld in a large pressure vessel shop and use many welding processes, including SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and SAW. Regardless of the process, our work clamps always get very hot. We’ve even had some arcing from the ground clamp. We have welded several grounds to the workpiece to remedy this problem,...

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Arc Welding 101: When to use updated AWS D1.1

June 2, 2014

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Q: I currently use the AWS D1.1-2006 edition and was wondering if I should get the 2010 edition. Dan C. A: Take a look at Section 4.2.1 of your D1.1-06 edition, referred to as “Clause” in later editions. It states, “The use of earlier editions shall be prohibited for new...

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How can laser work for you? - TheFabricator.com

How can laser work for you?

September 24, 2010

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In an area where manufacturing has been hit hard, one Machesney Park, Ill., job shop found that an equipment purchase was all it needed to gain momentum.

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Inspecting NDE - TheFabricator.com

Inspecting NDE

September 13, 2010

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When it comes to nondestructive methods for evaluating welds, familiarization with each technique will help you better identify the best means to detect weld defects.

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The small world of welding large fixtures - TheFabricator.com

The small world of welding large fixtures

September 13, 2010

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Every welder is likely familiar with fabricating a fixture for a job, but only a select few work on fixtures for very large weldments. Those unfamiliar with large fixture-making may be surprised to learn about

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