Practical Welding Today®

March/April 2012

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Selected articles from the March/April 2012 issue available online:

Arc Welding 101: Evaluating partial joint penetration grooves for welder qualification to AWS D1.1

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Q: How would you evaluate a flare V-groove joint for welder qualification to AWS D1.1? The standard is not clear on how to test the prequalified joint (B-P11-GF). Dale L. A: AWS D1.1 Subclauses 4.25 and 4.28, you’ll see that D1.1 for personnel qualification states that a complete joint...

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Three’s company - TheFabricator.com

Three’s company

March 9, 2012

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Many weld instructors will tell you that the ability to hear plays a critical role in developing a skilled welder. But a deaf student from Tennessee is proving that character traits like determination and a strong work ethic are more important. It also helps to have a creative, patient teacher and a dedicated support staff.

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Offline programming and simulation in robotic welding - TheFabricator.com

Offline programming and simulation in robotic welding

March 9, 2012

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Offline programming and simulation can help fabricators of all sizes to program parts quickly and more consistently, become more competitive through improved and accurate costing, and provide operational flexibility.

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Tales of TIG welding - TheFabricator.com

Tales of TIG welding

March 9, 2012

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Welding professionals of varying backgrounds share their personal journey through TIG welding; the helpful advice theyíve learned along the way; and the lessons learned from the occasional blunder.

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Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X - TheFabricator.com

Navigating the EPA's NESHAP Rule 6X

March 5, 2012

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The EPAís NESHAP Rule 6X went into effect on July 25, 2011. Find out if this regulation applies to you; what steps are required if it does; and what equipment is out there to help keep your employees safe and the EPA happy.

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