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).
Not every welding application requires the benefits that higher priced seamless wires provide. But when moisture must be controlled to help minimize the risk of hydrogen-induced cracking in demanding high-strength applications – and with it, costly repairs or potentially catastrophic weld failures – seamless welds are the ideal solution for the job.
Here are some of the latest advances in welding and plasma cutting equipment, fixturing, materials and PPE that can help welding operators increase their productivity, improve quality and safety, and reduce their operating costs in the fabrication of large, heavy, robust parts.
Capable of gouging with up to a ½ in thick carbon steel, the Flextec 650X multi-process welder from Lincoln is ideal for large diameter stick, flux-cored, MIG or submerged arc welding on thick materials used in construction, shipbuilding and heavy fabrication.
The Victor Plus Torch from ESAB has a WH 315FC+ handle with built-in flashback arrestors and reverse flow check valves, a new CA 2460+ cutting attachment with a contoured cutting oxygen lever that makes it easier for the operator to feather the cutting oxygen, and a torch head with thicker brass to improve abrasion resistance.