Material joining by the use of power sources, gases, nozzles, tips, wire, filler metals, manual and automated processes, robots, jigs, turntables, consumables and other equipment assisted by Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC).
Here are four key strategies that will help welding managers, particularly those new to the job, keep their shops competitive by increasing their production while keeping costs low and quality on par.
The lightweight, highly portable MiniArc161LTS power source for GTAW/Stick welding and PowerCut® 400 manual plasma cutting system systems from ESAB are ideal for transport on or offsite as the job demands.
FabCO 712M gas-shielded flux-cored wire from Hobart Brothers is ideal for offshore drilling rig applications and jack-up rig fabrication.
As the need for specialty steel pipe grows, higher steel grades and bigger wall thicknesses are introducing new challenges to pipe welding and fabrication shops. Here are some of the latest advances in welding equipment and fabrication tools that can help these shops gain and maintain a competitive advantage.