Practical Welding Today®

November/December 2013

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Selected articles from the November/December 2013 issue available online:

Putting a wrap on Schweissen & Schneiden -

Putting a wrap on Schweissen & Schneiden

January 2, 2014


Schweissen & Schneiden, Europe’s premier and most comprehensive welding and cutting tradeshow, had plenty of technology and innovation. Twelve exhibition halls housed more than 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries. Roughly 55,000 attendees from 130 countries made their way through the aisles during the six-day event, where they were able to view the latest advances in welding and cutting technology, hand tools, safety gear, consumables, and other equipment.

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Lowering the learning curve -

Lowering the learning curve

November 27, 2013


A Pennsylvania crane fabricator relies on virtual weld training to kick-start weld training for new hires.

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Switching from SMAW to self-shielded FCAW? -

Switching from SMAW to self-shielded FCAW?

November 18, 2013


If you are considering making the change to self-shielded FCAW from SMAW, remember to consider the proactive measures you’ll need to take to make that transition successful. It’s important to have a solid understanding of the characteristics and operating requirements of the new filler metal being used to weld successfully with it.

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